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Loomis Says Brees Will Be Back Under Center for the Saints in 2016

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis promised Thursday that Drew Brees would remain the team’s quarterback, but he didn’t reveal any details of expected offseason contract negotiations, Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Brees is under contract for 2016, but his $30 million hit against the salary cap could be reduced if the contract is extended.

“I know this: Drew’s going to be our quarterback,” Loomis said. “We’ll figure out how we’re going to handle the contract, whether it stays the same and just remains right in place, or whether we do something different. That’s all part of what we’ve got to figure out in the coming weeks.”

Loomis said the Saints’ precarious cap situation doesn’t necessarily require that Brees’ contract be extended.

“I keep reading how we’re in dire straits with the cap and this, that and the other,” Loomis said. “It’s not a great cap situations, but it’s not as dire as sometimes I think it’s painted out to be. We know where we’re at, we know what we have to do.”

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