Saints Reach 5-year, $100 million deal with Drew Brees, and Terrell Owens Heading to Jail?

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December 26, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates following a touchdown pass during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 45-16. Brees broke the NFL single-season passing record formerly held by Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino on a 9-yard touchdown throw to Darren Sproles. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

 

 

According to ESPN insider Chris Mortenson, the Saints have reached a 5-year, $100 million deal with Drew Brees, with $60 million guaranteed in the first three years. This ends a long and tumultuous holdout that has only added to the Saints nightmare offseason. Brees is now the NFL’s highest paid player.

 

Free agent Terrell Owens could face jail time over late child-support payments. He’s supposed to be paying $5,000 a month in child support to Melanie Smith, the mother of his 7-year-old daughter, but hasn’t made any payments in four months. Owens has been trying to make a comeback to the NFL, but no team will take a chance on him. His career in the NFL is over.

 

There has been significant progress in long-term talks between the Bears and unsigned franchise player Matt Forte, and there continues to be growing optimism that the two sides will be able to reach a long-term deal before Monday’s deadline. Forte is seeking to be paid like an elite RB, and wants the same kind of contract Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson have gotten, but the Bears have been weary of paying him after he suffered a knee injury late last year, but has been a durable back since he entered the NFL.

 

It’s “50/50″ as to whether the Patriots and franchise player Wes Welker reach a long-term deal before Monday’s deadline.

 

Buccaneers CB Eric Wright’s lawyer said in statement that LA County DA has decided not to press charges on his DUI case.

 

As Panthers MLB Jon Beason recovers from Achilles’ surgery, he expects to be ready for training camp in 2 weeks.

 

 

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