>>Colts To Black Out Games If Tickets Don't Sellout
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Colts fans may not be able to watch their favorite team on television this season. Colts officials say their games will be blacked out unless every ticket is sold. The NFL is allowing teams to televise games where tickets are 85-percent sold, but teams that do that must give 50-percent of money taken in from ticket sales to the "visiting team pool," which is later distributed to every NFL team.
>>Saints' Brees Might Sit Out Training Camp
(New Orleans, LA) -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will not report to the team's training camp if he does not have a long term deal in place by Monday's deadline. According to ESPN, Brees has no plans of signing his franchise tender for $16.371-million. The Saints training camp starts on July 24th. Under the NFL's CBA, Brees would have until the 10th regular season game to sign his tender if a new deal is not in place or he would be prohibited from playing the rest of the season. New Orleans' season-opener is slated for September 9th against the Washington Redskins. The 33-year-old signal-caller is seeking an average of $20.5-million per year and the club has offered him an average of $19.25-million per year. Brees has been with the Saints for six years and led the franchise to their first Super Bowl title in 2009. He was named the MVP of that game.