Benson expects deal for Drew Brees to be done soon

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Posted on April 13, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 13 at 3:52 PM

NEW ORLEANS – Saints owner Tom Benson said Friday that he thinks the team and their franchise quarterback are close to a new deal.

Benson made the announcement at the press conference announcing him as the new owner of the NBA’s Hornets.

Here’s what Benson had to say:

“I talked to Drew Brees this morning, personally, and told him what was going on and he was very excited about it. He’s due in next week and we close. You know how those things work, and it just takes a little more time, a little patience and we’ve got a few other things going on with the draft and players that’s keeping us real busy. We haven’t forgotten about him. We work on it every day. As I told you, I talked to him personally this morning. He felt very good about us getting involved with this club, with the Hornets. I think that (contract for Brees) will be done shortly.”

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