New Orleans Saints use balanced approach in NFC South win

Of Brees’ 37 pass attempts, 11 were playaction, accounting for 30% of their passing plays. Brees completed 10 of those 11 for 171 yards and 2 TDs.

Three and out: Drew Brees’ contract an issue

Contract negotiations for Saints QB Drew Brees aren’t going to progress well if the team clings to its silly assertion it should receive a discount for taking a medical risk for him in 2006.

Why the Saints suspensions will actually help QB Drew Brees in his fight for a new contract…

This may sound a little weird… The Saints suspensions — from coach Sean Payton to GM Mickey Loomis to the players — have hurt the team. No doubt. Two key parts who built the team won’t be involved in some or all of the 2012 season, and a few players are appealing that reality, too. Some, as in the case of Jonathan Vilma, are doing so vehemently. And then there is QB Drew Brees. Hit with the exclusive version of the franchise tag, without a long-term contract, Brees is a little pissed. He didn’t mind saying so. And his comments haven’t led to any contract movement, Steve Wyche reports. Brees hasn’t said whether he’ll sign the tag if it’s that or […]

Saints likely to franchise Brees; QB frustrated

Frustration has built with Saints QB Drew Brees, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, and the team will use its franchise tag on him, short of a rapidly developing long-term deal.

Brees says contract talks with Saints have started

Without making a full guarantee, Drew Brees seems to be running out of ways to say that he’ll be back with the Saints.

Mr. Drew to Elmo — for the touchdown!

Drew Brees leads the NFL this season with a dizzying 4,366 yards through the air, so it makes sense he would be the man to teach our nation’s youth about the word “measure” during a recent visit to “Sesame Street.”

Ranking the Week 5 bye week QB replacements

Eli Manning tops Jason Smith’s list of the fantasy quarterbacks outside of the top five to target.

Brees deal with Saints just a matter of ‘when’

It’s no secret the Saints and QB Drew Brees are talking contract. After Peyton Manning got his, and Tom Brady got his, that left Brees — in the final year of a six-year, $60 million deal that he signed in 2006 — next in line.

The Madden curse strikes … again!

Did the Madden cover curse strike again? With word of Drew Brees’ knee injury, it would appear so.

Saints’ Brees is done for day

Midway through the fourth quarter in New Orleans, Sean Payton decided he had seen enough of Drew Brees for the day.

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