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Carl Nicks: 'I don't want to be franchised!!!!'

Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:13 pm
Edited on: February 29, 2012 4:18 pm
Nicks celebrates Brees breaking big records in happier times. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The Saints are currently, as our own Mike Freeman reported on Wednesday, pretty far apart in their talks with quarterback Drew Brees on a new contract. This is bad news for the Saints, bad news for Saints fans, and not good news for Brees either.

But it could be good news for New Orleans All-Pro guard Carl Nicks, who would likely receive the franchise tag if the team and Brees can work out a deal. Because, if we understand him correctly, he has no interest in being given the franchise tag.

"I don't want to be franchised!!!!" Nicks tweeted on Wednesday.

Naturally the response from Nicks' followers (he only has 800 as he joined just five days ago) was to assume he wants to hit the free-agent market and leave New Orleans. He says that's not the case.

"So I guess people are getting hot so I'll just say this... I want to be a saint but I want what's fare... Be mad... If u don't like it...Don't follow me!!!!" Nicks tweeted.

Nicks also has a slew of tweets on his page about a countdown. That's a countdown to March 5, when the Saints face a deadline for utilizing the franchise tag. Nicks tweets that his "anxiety is on a hundred thousand trillion!...march 5 is a big day!!??"

If New Orleans can't reach a deal with Brees between now and March 5, they will use the franchise tag on their quarterback. If the Saints can work out a deal with Brees, either Nicks or free-agent-to-be wideout Marques Colston will likely receive the franchise tag. Nicks is the best guess since he's a young, interior offensive lineman with an All-Pro award and two Pro Bowl appearances. He would be extremely difficult to re-sign on the open market.

Speaking of difficult to sign, if the Saints allow both Colston and Nicks to leave via free agency, it's not going to make Brees any happier about signing his new deal either. It's quite the conundrum for New Orleans right now.

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Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 6:34 pm

Carl Nicks: 'I don't want to be franchised!!!!'

Amazing, what is their holdup with signing brees?  Just pay him, you won't get anyone better

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 6:17 pm

Carl Nicks: 'I don't want to be franchised!!!!'

If yo want what is "Fair" then you should take what they are offering players salaries are rediculous way over priced

Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 6:00 pm

Carl Nicks: 'I don't want to be franchised!!!!'

yet another stupid comment from red spelling matters on wouldn't of made a comment at all if the guy wasn't black,you racist goof.what would thug bertuzzi be doing if he didn't play hockey?

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:21 pm

Carl Nicks: 'I don't want to be franchised!!!!'

lmao @ "fare"...

He can't spell but being franchised for an insane amount of money isn't worth his time.

Half these guys are uneducated and most likely would end up in jail if it wasn't for the NFL 

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:01 pm

Carl Nicks: 'I don't want to be franchised!!!!'

lmao @ "fare"...

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