La Canfora: Payday coming
Once free agency begins March 13, Jason La Canfora believes these two linemen are primed to cash in big time. More ...
The size of the team's reported contract offer seems to reflect as much.
Loomis refuted the report Friday, telling The Times-Picayune it was "ridiculous" to believe he doesn't see Brees as a great player. Though Loomis wouldn't go into specifics about a contract, he added that the team appreciates Brees' greatness.
"I have always thought of Drew as a great player," he added. "Always. Even when his shoulder was damaged. That's why we wanted him."
Smith: Free agency questions
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The deadline for teams to use the franchise tag is March 5. The franchise-tag value for quarterbacks is expected to be about $14.4 million.