June 7th, 2012
By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune
Despite some optimistic local reports Thursday morning, there is no indication that a new contract between Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints is imminent. Sources have disputed the idea that a deal could be done as early as Friday or Monday.
FOX 8’s Jennifer Hale tweeted, “How quickly can Saints fans put together a parade? Say, by Friday? It might be a very happy day in Who Dat Land.” And WWL Radio’s Kristian Garic said “as early as Friday morning … or at the latest by Monday” a deal could “very possibly” be signed.
It’s unclear if they were reporting new details from sources or if they were just making predictions based on recent reports that the two sides aren’t that far apart. Regardless, sources with knowledge of the negotiations have said there is no indication a deal is that close.