Saints place franchise tag on Drew Brees

After making little progress in contract negotiations, the New Orleans Saints have placed the franchise tag on Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees. He is an exclusive rights franchise player which will secure him in New Orleans for the 2012 season. Brees will receive around $16 or $17 million in the 2012 season, if he hasn’t signed a contract extension by then.

The Saints have a number of free agents that could leave New Orleans this off-season including Carl Nicks, Marques Colston, Robert Meachem and Tracy Porter.

Written By – Tom Mullins- News and Off-Season Writer

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