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Frustration has built with New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, and the Saints will franchise him, short of a rapidly developing long-term deal. The NFL’s franchise-tag deadline is March 5, and free agency begins the following week. As recently as Feb. 23, Brees told The Times-Picayune that he “still was very optimistic” a long-term deal would be reached, but the former Super Bowl MVP is surprised the situation has taken this long.

Jon Vilma said he’s looking forward to playing healthy again and playing under new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. “I’ve heard only good things about him,” said Vilma about Spagnuoloa. “I met him once when I was in town and we had a good conversation. He seems like a really good guy. We are going to have plenty of time in the near future for me to get into and better understand the playbook.

It was recently learned that last year’s trade with the New Orleans Saints, which brought Miami tailback Reggie Bush, involved backup safety Jonathan Amaya and a SWAP of sixth-round draft picks in 2012. This won’t be confirmed until the NFL releases all seven rounds of draft picks, and announces the compensatory picks at the NFL’s owner’s meeting in late March. But I’ve got no reason to believe its false considering the information came from the New Orleans Times-Picayune.


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Assuming he’s healthy, the Jets are interested in bringing back wide receiver Braylon Edwards at the right price, a source told The New York Daily News Wednesday. Edwards was a central part of the Jets’ aerial attack during the 2009 and 2010 seasons when the Jets made back-to-back AFC Championship Game appearances. Edwards, who signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and was released prior to the start of the playoffs, caught 11 touchdowns in 28 games with the Jets. The source told the Daily News that it’s not clear at this point if Edwards is interested in a reunion with Rex Ryan & Co.

Here are the 40-yard dash results for defensive backs who worked out Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine: Top 10

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