There are so few people who can understand what Drew Brees is going through. The Saints franchise quarterback is without a contract for 2012, and he doesn’t want to sign his franchise tag that provides no long-term security. A contract drama that has played out in public may result in Brees missing mandatory mini-camp, some of training camp, and then who knows? The possibilities are chilling and endless. To gain some perspective, I spoke to the one person who can understand what Brees is going through and what his options are — Former Pro Bowl DT Sean Gilbert. Still the last player to sit out the entire season in protest of the franchise tag, Gilbert took the one stand so […]
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The Saints held OTAs today, and it was open to the media. For the first time, everyone watched a Saints practice without coach Sean Payton or QB Drew Brees. Payton is suspended along with some others, and Brees is staying away because of contract issues. I surmised recently that the suspensions would actually help Brees, and no doubt the scene of little Chase Daniel running the team must’ve been jarring. Couldn’t have been pretty. Brees’ stance is noted by all. Reading the transcripts of the interviews of several Saints players and coaches, though, I can’t help but take one thing away from it: They think Brees will come back soon. Sounds like they are optimistic or convinced it’ll happen. That […]
Happy Wednesday, everybody. The NFL has handed down the fines for Jonathan Vilma and others today, and today we’re just going to focus on the fantasy implications for those caught in the wake.
Top QB prospect (and presumed No. 1 draft pick) Andrew Luck will be showing observers how he handles less-than-perfect weather conditions when he throws at Stanford’s pro day on Thursday.
Steelers WR Mike Wallace is still available for those willing to spend a first-round pick. But has the other price gone too high?
The Saints are showing interest in former Falcons LB Curtis Lofton, according to league sources.
The Saints’ signing of Marques Colston on Tuesday provides a dangling carrot to quarterback Drew Brees.
Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Brandon Marshall, Daniel Thomas, Detroit Lions, Drew Brees, Jahvid Best, Kevin Smith, Marques Colston, Miami Dolphins, Mikel Leshoure, New Orleans Saints, Peyton Manning, Randy Moss, Reggie Bush, Reggie Wayne, robert meachem
After a great workout with the Saints, Randy Moss could sign in New Orleans and it’s hard to think of a better fantasy fit for the veteran receiver.
Could Drew Brees be a fantasy disappointment next season? Find out what has Michael Fabiano at least a little worried.
Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: New Orleans Saints, Randy Moss, 2012 Free Angency, Antonio Gates, Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints, NFL Playbook, Randy Moss, Robert Meachum
A well-rested and conditioned Randy Moss could replace the role of free agent Robert Meachum (who generated a low catch count yet a high number of big plays).
Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Drew Brees, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Randy Moss, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Stevie Johnson, Vincent Jackson, Washington Redskins
The Saints used their franchise tag on Drew Brees, but the QB is reportedly upset enough about the move that he might not sign the deal.
Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 | Jason La Canfora Tags: franchise tag, Brent Grimes, Calais Campbell, Cortland Finnegan, Dashon Goldson, Drew Brees, Dwayne Bowe, Josh Scobee, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte, Matt Prater, Stevie Johnson, Vincent Jackson, Wes Welker
Barring new contracts before Monday’s deadline, a slew of high profile players will receive the franchise tag from their respective teams.
Celebrated chef John Besh spoke with NFL.com on Friday and played a little word-association game involving the Patriots, Giants and some of the NFL’s biggest stars.
A brief conversation with Drew Brees unfolded Thursday as an NFL Network makeup artist dabbed “blot” powder on the Saints QB’s face.
I never figured I’d shake the hand of Curt Schilling. I really never figured I’d end up liking the guy, but it happened when the famed Red Sox hurler stopped by the “NFL.com Live” set, along with my cohorts, Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison and Jason Smith.