The franchise-tag figure for quarterbacks is expected to be about $14.4 million, which could prove problematic for the Saints. Wide receiver Marques Colston and guard Carl Nicks also are scheduled to become free agents March 13, and using the franchise tag on Brees would limit the Saints' ability to bring back those two key players.
Colts' Frank Reich: Shaquille Leonard likely won't be 100 percent when he returns
Frank Reich remains optimistic that star linebacker Shaquille Leonard will be ready to play Week 1 despite undergoing back surgery in June. But Reich acknowledged that even if he's cleared to play the season opener, Leonard likely won't be at full force.
Stephen Jones: Dak Prescott having 'best camp that I've seen him have since he's been a Cowboy'
Last training camp, Dak Prescott dealt with a muscle strain in his throwing arm as he recovered from a fractured foot. This year, the Cowboys quarterback is healthy and impressing during offseason work.
Joe Burrow on Jessie Bates' absence: Bengals teammates will 'welcome him back with open arms'
Bengals star safety Jessie Bates continues to skip training camp after not agreeing to a long-term contract with the club. As Cincy awaits the return of the playmaker, Joe Burrow isn't sweating the absence of the defensive leader.
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