Jason Bernos speculated that the decision could have come by Monday. It turns out he was not correct, but his reasoning was sound:
The New Orleans Saints are desperate to get Brees back in the locker room and on the field.
He doesn't need the work, but the team needs his leadership and calmness in the midst of a dreary storm. Chase Daniel is a wonderful backup but not a starting quarterback in the NFL.
If the Saints offer to Brees is rejected, it could mean that even more Saints players would then have to restructure their deals to make room for the team's star. Of course, many players—including Will Smith, Jon Vilma, Jabari Greer and Lance Moore—have already made such sacrifices.
Here are a few more players who could make that sacrifice for the good of the team.
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