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Triplett: Microscope on Brees in 2015

ESPN NFL Nation Saints Reporter Mike Triplett chats with Dari Nowkhah and Booger McFarland about the increased attention on Drew Brees this offseason. Plus, why their defense in key to the team's success in 2015.

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Brees' decline may not be his fault

Now 36 years old, Drew Brees has taken a slight step backward recently. Is it his fault or a measure of the weapons around him? Where should he rank among NFL players? Bill Barnwell has the answers. Grantland: NFL top 100

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Saints' cap mess with Junior Galette

Writes Mike Triplett: "While I applauded them in one sense for having the conviction to release a player based on character concerns -- no matter the cost -- it won't make $17 million in dead money any easier to swallow." Dead money

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Saints release LB Junior Galette

New Orleans released the 27-year-old, according to multiple reports. Galette was arrested for domestic violence in January -- a charge later dismissed -- and video emerged last month of him striking a woman with a belt during a 2013 scuffle. Story

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Saints to cut LB Galette amid off-field incidents

Deciding his character issues outweighed his enormous talent and salary-cap hit, the Saints will release outside linebacker Junior Galette, his agent, Alvin Keels Jr., told The Associated Press.

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Gregg Williams talks about Bountygate

The former Saints DC, currently with the Rams, said the hits were never done with an intent to injure: "There was nothing that hasn't been done in the last 50 years in the sport and there was nothing done to try to hurt somebody." (via KMOX Radio)

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Brady gear atop sales list despite Deflategate

Merchandise sales for Tom Brady gear have been the highest in the NFL, according to a list released Thursday by NFL Players Inc., the marketing arm of the players' union.

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