The Saints dealt Graham and a mid-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for C Max Unger and the 31st overall pick three years ago.
But it's no secret that other teams would be willing to pay big money to secure a Hall of Fame quarterback of Brees' caliber.
That's what the Vikings are at least attempting to do, according to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, who reports Monday that Minnesota has inquired about the 39-year-old seven-time NFL passing champion. Including the thing that would have been unthinkable as Brees walked off the field in Minneapolis on January 14 - that, come March 14, he'll be returning to Minneapolis to become the team's new quarterback.
Brees has said all along that he has no plans to leave New Orleans, and coaches and ownership have made it seem like he will be back. The team expressed the same sentiment. While Brees leaving the comfort of Sean Payton's offense is still unlikely, the Saints are playing a unsafe game by letting it get to this point. "We've been here before".
His arrival in Minnesota would nearly certainly make the Vikings the Super Bowl favorites and would give Brees a better chance at his second ring. Pelissero's colleague Ian Rapoport said other teams have done the same. But why should Brees settle for that little?
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Many thought the Bengals may use their 12th overall pick on a tackle, or an offensive lineman of some sort at the very least. In terms of the value on the NFL Trade Value Chart, the Bills are getting roughly a mid-second round pick back for Glenn.
Gary Cohn's A 'Globalist,' But I Still Like Him
His staff hollowing out and his agenda languishing, President Donald Trump is increasingly flying solo. Paradoxically, Wall Street can take some comfort on trade from Trump's freewheeling operating style.
Cameron Diaz Has Retired From Acting
Selma Blair , who co-starred with Diaz, 45, in 2002's " The Sweetest Thing ", revealed the actress is done with movies for good. It appears Cameron Diaz has hung up her acting shoes. "I mean, she doesn't need to make any more films", Blair added.
Let the bidding war for Drew Brees begin. Of course Brees is the better player, but Cousins is younger and still has room to grow.
However, the Vikings no doubt have Brees' attention. Brees wants to win a championship, or else he wouldn't be playing, and there are teams that offer him the chance to do so while also making the type of money he is worth right now as a player. But it couldn't hurt to throw out an offer.
An upgrade at quarterback could propel the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl next season, and they appear to be examining all options.
Those teams - or any other for that matter - could simply be leverage for Brees and his camp against the Saints, but what if Brees doesn't balk?
Meanwhile, after a shaky start, Wilkins ignited a defense that limited North Carolina to 38.5 percent shooting in the second half. The No. 1 seed in the South Region, Virginia is in a bracket that includes Arizona, Kentucky, Cincinnati and Tennessee.
The result is that even some of the U.S.'s closest trading partners are bewildered about where the announcement leaves them. In an average month, China's government-owned companies produce almost as much steel as the US does in one year.
If the sight of blood makes you queasy, then you're going to want to leave this story now because things are about to get bloody. Well, we now know how bad the injury was, and let's just say it was gruesome. "It's been such a great love for me".
If the surgery wasn't enough, Djokovic looked like he had been suffering from illness on the eve of Indian Wells. " Very weird . But the Argentine backed Djokovic to recover. "I have been sick for over a week and tried everything I could to get better".
Another bulb, the Calla (see the theme?), is priced at $129.99 and is meant to be installed in walkways and paths. Other products in the outdoor range are called Lucca, Tuar, Turaco and Ludere and will start at $49.99.
Among the Sensex pack, SBI, ICICI Bank , Adani Ports, M&M and Reliance Industries were the main gainers, soaring as much as 4.09%. The 30-share BSE Sensex opened with a jump of 114.48 points at 33, 465.05 but soon plunged to red.
Trump also used the speech to double down on executing drug dealers, a solution he said has worked in China and Singapore . Trump ignored their outstretched hand on universal background checks and started talking more about arming teachers.
The glitch led to long delays at YVR for passengers who either had to wait a long time or weren't able to board their flights. The airline has not immediately replied to a request for comment from CBC News. "There's no communication.
The number of people classified as unemployed declined to a seasonally adjusted 96,678, the lowest figure since February 2000. Indiana's unemployment rate ended at 3.3 percent for December which was lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent.
Sean Smith will be released by Oakland Raiders
Fenno reports Smith will plead guilty to the charge and accept one year of jail time along with three years of probation. ALAMEDA, Calif . - The Oakland Raiders have released T Marshall Newhouse and CB Sean Smith , the club announced Monday .
Tehran, Islamabad Confer on Border Security Issues
Upon his arrival, the Iranian foreign minister said Iran pursues "free bilateral trade" with the neighboring South Asian country. The two ministers also exchanged views on important developments on regional and worldwide peace and security.
Ronaldo the hero for Real
Eibar equalized in the 50th minute when defender Ivan Ramis broke free of Sergio Ramos to head home a corner kick by Pedro Leon. Lucas Vazquez and Karim Benzema replaced Isco and Toni Kroos as Zidane looked to raise the tempo and find a second goal.
Mattis warns Syria on chemical weapons
Assad-Backed Syrian Forces Split Rebel-Held Ghouta Into 3 The Syrian government and its allies have advanced into eastern Ghouta. He says Turkish troops have destroyed water and power stations that supply the town of Afrin, making it hard for people to stay.
Tomb Raider I, II & III Are Being Remastered For PC & VR
Thankfully, the remasters will have modern systems in mind, thus being able to run on attractive graphics, at 1080p and 60fps. However, they did mention that the first two games have already been completed and they are now working on the third one.
Karti Chidambaram moves Delhi HC seeking bail
A Delhi court on Monday sent Karti Chidambaram to judicial custody till March 24 in the INX Media case, ANI reported. Karti was arrested on his return from the United Kingdom in connection with the FIR lodged on May 15 a year ago .
Xbox One S and X Gaining AMD Radeon FreeSync Support
By introducing this feature, Microsoft is removing a pain point for anyone who uses their TV for gaming and watching movies. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves , PixArk , and the Xbox version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds .