METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Drew Brees says he would be "beyond
stunned" if he and the New Orleans Saints don't come to an
agreement on a contract extension during this offseason, echoing
comments by coach Sean Payton this week.
Brees says his focus is keeping the team together. He doesn't
believe his next deal will prevent the Saints from bidding for some
other key members of their record-setting offense who will become
Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks and receivers Marques Colston and
Robert Meachem are in line to enter free agency this winter unless
they agree to an extension with New Orleans.
In 2011, Brees set NFL single-season records with 468
completions, 5,476 yards passing and a completion percentage of
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