Brees' decision to stay in New Orleans became even easier after the Saints re-emerged as Super Bowl contenders last season following a three-year playoff drought.
Had the 39-year-old Brees remained unsigned by Wednesday, $18 million in dead money from his current contract would immediately count against the team's salary cap in 2018.
Kentucky takes down Tennessee in SEC title game
United Kingdom improves to 24-10 and has seemingly improved its NCAA Tournament seed drastically with a hot finish to the season. Arkansas ranks 11th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while Tennessee ranks 80th (5.7).
The Purdue product had one of his better seasons in 2017, completing 72 percent of his passes for 4,334 yards and 23 touchdowns with eight interceptions. The fact the deal was not done before the legal tampering window opened was mildly concerning, but Brees was never expected to leave New Orleans.
"It was just a matter of coming together and making sure we got the right deal done", he said. "And that's what we tried to do with the deal".
Tiger Woods closes in on first win in nearly five years
Watch the final round of the Valspar Championship live on Sunday from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf and 6.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event. Woods tied for the lead with a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 10, only to miss a pair of birdie putts inside 8 feet.
Brees started his career with the San Diego Chargers but it is with the Saints that he made his mark. On Christmas Eve, he became the fastest quarterback in National Football League history to reach 70,000 career passing yards. Brett Favre also is ahead of Brees - for now - with 71, 838 yards and 508 TDs passing.
"Certainly, the relationship with this city will always play a strong role in me wanting to be here and ... wanting to finish my career here", Brees said.
Davidson dancing after beating Rhode Island
The following year, Davis began his streak of five consecutive All-Star Game appearances - a streak that remains active. Rhode Island , (25-7, 15-3), the Atlantic 10 regular season champs will take on 10-seed Oklahoma Thursday in Pittsburgh.
However, a Pentagon memo declared the parade to be excluding tanks in order to lessen the impact inflicted on roads. As planning continues, the memo gave no more details on the type of weaponry to be featured in the parade.
Carrick is unlikely to be in the starting line-up on Tuesday, while there are also big questions over Paul Pogba's availability. At least I could decide and not be forced because of that, so I was determined to get back fit.
Miami Beach Police posted the video on their Twitter feed in hopes of gathering more information from witnesses. Jones told CBS News in Miami a marketing person had come up with the promotion and had been let go.
The victor will advance to play No. 5 seed Clemson or No. 12 seed New Mexico State on Sunday for a spot in the Sweet 16. Vegas odds are already in for the game and Clemson is now a 4.5 point favorite against the Aggies according to 5Dimes.
Starting cornerback TJ Carrie and safety Reggie Nelson are both scheduled to become unrestricted free agents on Wednesday. Smith, 30, has 426 tackles, 98 passes defended and 14 interceptions through nine National Football League seasons.
Eight police officers, including a local police commander, were killed and 10 others were wounded in the morning attack, he said. Saturday's attack came ahead of an expected increase in fighting with the end of winter and the approach of spring.
Countering this, Palace are without a win in six matches and have lost their last three games with the squad shorn of key players. The gaffer hints that he trusts the two forwards but refused to guarantee them a place in the starting line-up against Palace.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z will bring joint tour to Nashville
Jay-Z and Beyoncé have announced a summer and fall stadium tour that will stop August 5 at Gillette Stadium. Houston's hometown girl Beyonce and her hubby, Jay Z , are coming back to H-Town for another world tour.
How to watch American Idol Season 16 premiere live online
This season it's going to have the focus on the mediocre to good singers, with the three judges giving constructive criticism. It's been almost two years since the show aired what was to be its final season, before being picked up for a reboot by ABC .
England will be gunning for Grand Slam revenge - Sexton
The Irish stayed undefeated by dispatching Scotland 28-8 with a four-tries bonus point at Lansdowne Road on Saturday. A simple pass would have resulted in a Hogg try but Jones made a mess of it and the chance went begging.
Free agent CB Sherman to visit 49ers
In fact, The Athletic first reported that Sherman had dinner with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on Friday night. General manager John Lynch recently noted it doesn't take a "savant" to see the 49ers need cornerbacks.