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Saints News, 2/17/16: Loomis Expresses Confidence in a Brees Extension; Cam Jordan's Roster Bonus Converts to Signing

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With Drew Brees's cap number sitting at $30 million, Mickey Loomis has broken the radio silence regarding contract talks with the best player in Saints' history, stating: “We want Drew to be our quarterback this year, next year and the foreseeable future. I know he feels like he’s got more years left in him. I would say we feel that way as well.” Loomis also said that it isn't necessary to execute the deal before March 9, at which point the $30 million cap number would kick in. This implies that the contract would be more than just a formality, and is actually about keeping Brees on the team in the future. Cameron Jordan also had his roster bonus converted to a signing bonus, saving the Saints an estimated $4.8 million in salary cap space.

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