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Drew Brees' focus on field, not deal

Updated: September 15, 2011, 11:48 AM ET
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METAIRIE, La. -- Quarterback Drew Brees on Wednesday said he did not expect his effort to reach a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints to be a distraction even if it drags on throughout the season.

"I'm trying to compartmentalize it the best that I can," Brees said.

"That's why I hired my agent. They all have a job to do. I'm hoping it will be done sooner rather than later, but for me really it's about focusing on winning games and trying for it to not be a ...

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