The Facts: The Saints are close to finalizing a new contract with Brees, Charles Robinson of Yahoo.com reports. The sides could complete the deal by Tuesday.
Diehards Line: Brees, the NFL’s all-time passing leader already said he’s going back to the Saints. The question always has been how much of a hometown discount Brees will give the team, which is near the bottom in cap space. We soon will know. ... Brees has passed for 77,416 yards and 547 touchdowns.