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I know a lot of people in New Orleans are more than a little nervous these days. It’s understandable because quarterback Drew Brees remains unsigned and the start of free agency is getting closer every day. But Brees remained confident Thursday that something will happen before free agency begins March 13 “There’s no doubt in my mind we’ll get a deal done,” Brees told Mike Triplett.

Drew Brees usually is the center of attention.  He is synonymous with the New Orleans Saints during the season.    Now, the future of the New Orleans Saintsand some of its star players are focused upon what he and the management might do. If the Saints have to put the franchise tag on Brees, it has been reported that guard Carl Nicks likely will depart along with wide receiver Marques Colston, cornerback Tracy Porter and wide receiver Robert Meachem–sort of a new spinoff called  “Gone with the Brees“.  Without doubt, the fate of the New Orleans Saints lies with the man who has taken them to the NFL land of milk and honey.

Shockey, an unrestricted free agent, is one of the few question marks the Panthers have entering the offseason. Shockey’s agent Drew Rosenhaus did not return phone calls seeking comment. Shockey signed a one-year, $4 million deal last March after being released by the Saints. The 37-year-old tight end finished 2011 with 37 catches for 455 yards and four touchdowns.

The Wonderlic Test is a 50-question quiz with a 12-minute time limit. The number of questions answered correctly is your score, plain and simple. The best way to describe the questions is that they are similar to those found on the SAT test. In my experiences, players who struggled academically had trouble with this test. During my NFL days, we performed a study on the Wonderlic Test scores of all active players. The NFL average on first attempts was 20.4, with offensive centers averaging the highest score (26) and running backs averaging the lowest (17). Quarterbacks boasted an average of 25, and the other positions broke down as follows: offensive tackle (22.5), offensive guard and tight end (22), safety and linebacker (21), defensive end (20), defensive tackle and fullback (19), cornerback and wide receiver (18).

KCSP-AM reported Thursday that it’s heard the Chiefs and Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, have spoken twice about the Indianapolis Colts quarterback, and that the financials appear to be a “good fit” for the team, according to ProFootballTalk.com . Matt Cassel, who had his 2011 season cut short because of a hand injury, signed a six-year, $63 million contract with the Chiefs in 2009

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