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Saints working on extension for Brees; report says 4-year deal in play

By JOEL A. ERICKSON AND NICK UNDERHILL

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Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints poses in the press room at the 5th annual NFL Honors at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo by Alison Yin/Invision for NFL/AP Images)
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints poses in the press room at the 5th annual NFL Honors at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo by Alison Yin/Invision for NFL/AP Images) Alison Yin/Invision/AP

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The New Orleans Saints continue to work on extending the contract of their franchise quarterback.

Drew Brees wants to remain in New Orleans until the end of his career, and the Saints and Brees’ agent, Tom Condon, continue to work on an extension for the legend.

Saints coach Sean Payton has seen the fruit of some of those negotiations.

“Daily, Mickey’ll show me a text,” Payton said. “I know he and Tom have had quite a bit of discussion in the last week and a half, but I would say, ongoing now.”

Brees is working on a four-year extension with the Saints, according to a report by ESPN’s Ed Werder. With one year left on his deal, a four-year extension would put Brees under contract in New Orleans until he’s 41.

And the quarterback’s age makes this contract negotiation a little different than the other ones Brees has signed in New Orleans.

“It always takes a little longer than you want it to, and they’re never the same,” Payton said. “This one’s a different type of contract and negotiation than the last one.”

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