Report: Saints QB Drew Brees offered new contract

Friday June 8th, 2012

Sources say the Saints have offered QB Drew Brees offered a new contract. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

A new contract for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees may be done sooner than later, according to ESPN.com.

Brees' agent Tom Condon and suspended general manager Mickey Loomis are trying to close a salary difference of $2 million per year. Sources tell the website that the two sides have started talking again this week.

Brees has missed the organized team activities and the mandatory camp for all signed players and has not signed his franchise tender, which is worth $16.371 million.

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