Report: Saints GM Mickey Loomis Sees Drew Brees As 'Very Good,' Not Great

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Friday March 2nd, 2012

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that the New Orleans Saints see Drew Brees as merely a "very good," not a "great," quarterback and are looking to pay him accordingly.

Cole cites three sources saying that Saints GM Mickey Loomis corrected others calling Brees "great" during a conversation about Brees' contract negotations this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Brees and the Saints reportedly remain $5 million apart on a new deal for Brees, who finished up a six-year, $60 million deal in New Orleans this past season. The Saints are looking to clear up salary cap space for other moves, including a guaranteed deal for defensive end Will Smith.

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