New Orleans Sainst quarterback Drew Brees is eyeing a contract extension, that would keep him with the team, beyond 2011. Sean Leahy, of the USA Today, has the story, below.

Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after a first down against the Seattle Seahawks at Louisiana Superdome on November 21, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Drew Brees said Tuesday that he's conducting ongoing contract negotiations with the New Orleans Saints and hopes to reach a deal to keep him with the team beyond the 2011 season.

Brees, the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV, is heading into the final year of a six-year deal he signed in 2006. He said there's no doubt he wants to remain with the Saints, who lost to the Seattle Seahawks in a wild-card game last Saturday.