New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has one year left on his contract, and has not had any contract talks with the organization about an extension, according to Christopher Dabe of the Times Picayune.
The 37-year-old quarterback currently carries a $30 million cap charge against the team in 2016, and previously stated that he is open to negotiating a contract extension. Brees had another impressive season behind center for New Orleans this past year with 4,870 passing yards and 32 touchdowns.
The Saints finished the regular season in third place in the NFC South at 7-9, and have missed the playoffs the past two seasons. While no talks are underway at the moment the Saints may look to get something done with Brees soon, as the will likely look to resolve the issue before making other moves in free agency this offseason.
While Saints fans are concerned with the future of their franchise quarterback and his contract, Cleveland Browns fans are still waiting for the dust to settle as there has already been a bunch of moves in Cleveland with more expected to come. Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin had a breakout season this past year, and becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The Browns wide receiver would like to stay in Cleveland next season, and has already spoken with new head coach Hue Jackson.
"Hopefully, I can lock up before March," said Benjamin, via Pro Football Talk. "Football is my life, my pride and joy. I leave it up to my agent to figure out where I'm going. Once I'm in the building it's all about getting better and going forward."
The Browns wide out finished the 2015 season second on the team in receptions with 68 catches for 966 yards. Benjamin scored five touchdowns, and was one of the bright spots in another down season for Cleveland fans.
Cleveland finished the regular season tied for the worst record in the league at 3-13, and is reportedly expected to move on from former first round quarterback Johnny Manziel this March. "I just wish Johnny the best," said Benjamin, via Pro Football Talk. "May God bless him in whatever he does."
Benjamin received strong reviews from the Browns new head coach. "He loves my skill set, loves my speed. Hopefully it will be a great 2016 season for us," said Benjamin, via Pro Football Talk. The Browns are in total overhaul mode after another disappointing season in 2015, and it will be interesting to see if they are able to resign their talented wide out before he hits the free agency market in March.