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Drew Brees NOT on trade block, according to Saints GM Mickey Loomis

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New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis spoke with USA Today before the NFL owners meeting in Arizona on Monday.  A number of topics came up, including the Drew Brees trade rumors that have surrounded the organization as of late.

Well, those stories were shot down by Loomis, clarifying the team’s plan to stick with their All-Pro quarterback.  “Anybody who thinks we’re trading Drew Brees, that’s just not true,” he said.

With two years remaining on his contract, Brees, has a $26.4 million cap number that counts for nearly one-fifth of the club’s overall cap.  In 2016, his final contract year, the team is due to take a $27.4 million hit from the nine-time Pro Bowl gunslinger.

The 36-year-old is entering his 15th season in the NFL and tenth with the Saints.  The trade rumors took off after the organization traded away Brees’ favorite target in TE Jimmy Graham.  Two days later, the Saints traded away Kenny Stills after the entire roster was reportedly up for a ‘fire sale’ to rebuild and clear cap space,

Mickey Loomis also shot down the team’s cap situation.  “We’re not in cap jail,” he said.  “That’s a myth since it’s always a year to year deal.”  New Orleans currently sits $1.7 million under the cap with more restructures and/or cuts possibly on the agenda.

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