The New Orleans Saints have had plenty to deal with in the offseason, mostly due to fallout from the "Bountygate" scandal and the subsequent suspension of head coach Sean Payton. But now they have to deal with a new wrinkle. Quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints have made no progress toward keeping their key offensive player in New Orleans past the 2012 season.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, there have been no recent contract talks between the Saints and Brees. As such, it's unlikely that the superstar quarterback will be making it to the Saints offseason practices that begin on Monday.
Brees was given the franchise tag by the Saints, but has not signed it as of yet. He is reportedly very unhappy he was not given a long-term deal before the franchise tag deadline arrived. Until he signs his tender, he will not be authorized to participate in any team activities.
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