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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be making several media appearances throughout the day as part of a promotion for Dick’s Sporting Goods, including a guest spot on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Stay tuned for updates today. On ESPN’s Mike and Mike radio show this morning, Brees suggested that he doesn’t plan to sign his franchise tender and wants to work out a long-term contract agreement with the Saints. He said contract talks will be ongoing and that he’s hoping something will be done sooner than later. He declined to get into details about why the contract hasn’t been done yet.

All the pre-free agency discussion with regards to the New Orleans Saints has centered around quarterback Drew Brees, guard Carl Nicks, wide receivers Marques Colston and Robert Meachem and cornerback Tracy Porter. And rightfully so. Each is a proven commodity. Recent reports indicate that Colston and Saints officials are in serious negotiations before free agency kicks off at 3 p.m. today, which is good news for Who Dat Nation.

The players’ union wants the NFL to delay announcing any punishment to the New Orleans Saintsfor their bounty program until it can conduct its own investigation. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah told the Associated Press on Tuesday that “We asked the league to hold off on any punishment until our information gathering was completed.

Free-agent running back Peyton Hillis, the bruising — sometimes beguiling — performer, who delighted and frustrated Browns fans during two up-and-down seasons in Cleveland, is set to visit with the Chiefs this week, according to The Plain Dealer.

Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan are bringing in fresh talent in an effort to give franchise quarterback-to-be Robert Griffin III some weapons to work with: former San Francisco 49ers WR Josh Morgan and Indianapolis Colts WR Pierre Garcon. Eddie Royal, who spent his first four seasons with the Denver Broncos, is reportedly close to a two-year deal with the ‘Skins, as well. Garcon … Morgan … Royal … Get excited. If RG3 is the Ferrari everyone assumes he’ll be, does this group of wideouts constitute a fleet of Fieros?

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