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BREES AGREES: "What They are Saying"

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) -

It has been a long, long, long offseason and only fitting that the best news the New Orleans Saints have gotten this year comes on Friday the 13th. While a lucky day for the Saints, the 13th has become a nightmare for the NFC South and 31 other teams in the NFL. Here's "What They are Saying":

From WWL.com:

Once again, Drew Brees is clutch.

From NOLA.com:

The Who Dat Nation can finally breathe. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints agreed to a five-year contract worth $100 million on Friday.

Pro Football Talk:

Brees, per a source with knowledge of the deal, will receive a $37 million signing bonus and a $3 million base salary in 2012. The full signing bonus will be paid out within the next six months.

From Yahoo! Sports:

With everything that has happened to the New Orleans Saints this season, the one thing nobody could quite fathom was a future without the most important player in the history of a franchise that goes back to 1967.

From USA Today:

Rest easy, New Orleans Saints fans: Drew Brees finally has a new contract. "Deal is Done! Love you, Who Dat Nation. See you soon!" Brees tweeted Friday afternoon.

From the NFL Network:

Brees' contract is worth $40 million in the first year and includes $60 million in guaranteed money, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Lombardi and NFL.com's Albert Breer.

From ESPN:

"I love my organization, team, and the city of New Orleans. Thank you especially to (owners) Gayle and Tom Benson for the opportunity. Now I need to go earn it."

From NFL.com:

The move is a bright spot in what has been a tumultuous offseason for the franchise. With Brees now in the fold, what are your expectations for the Saints in 2012?

The Bleacher Report: 

This is an unprecedented contract and one that has to have Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers smiling uncontrollably somewhere in Wisconsin.

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