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Speculate all you want Michael Dickson Jersey Seahawks , Bills general manager Brandon Beane insisted it's premature to suggest he's trading up to select a quarterback in the first round of next month's draft.

"I know everyone assumes that we're going higher than 12," Beane said Friday, referring to Buffalo opening the draft with the No. 12 selection he acquired this week in a trade with Cincinnati. "I don't know what we're doing. I honestly don't. We'll see."

Beane spoke during a news conference to outline the series of trades and signings the Bills completed over the past week.

The topic of discussion, however, quickly turned to the draft, and how Beane strengthened Buffalo's position to potentially land one of the highly touted quarterback prospects available for selection.

The Bills have a need at quarterback after trading third-year starter Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland a week ago. Buffalo also moved up nine spots in the draft order by trading left tackle Cordy Glenn and swapping first-round picks with the Bengals.

And the Bills have the assets 鈥?two selections in each of the first three rounds, including No. 22 鈥?to spend in the event they elect to move up higher in the draft order.

Beane declined to say what exactly he will do to prepare for his first draft in Buffalo since being hired in May.

He said it's too early to determine which position the Bills might target to open the draft. And even if it is quarterback, he has not yet had a chance to assess which ones the Bills would consider because he hasn't had a chance to meet extensively with the players.

That will change in the coming weeks, when all NFL teams will invite prospects to their facilities and meet others at college workouts.

"I'm going to be methodical about it," said Beane, who noted he's had at least brief interactions with every quarterback prospect over the past two months. "I know everybody's ready to race to the answer. I'm excited I've got six weeks."

Buffalo's roster currently consists of two relatively untested quarterbacks.

A.J. McCarron Eagles Game Jerseys , who was signed in free agency on Wednesday, spent his first four NFL seasons serving mostly as Andy Dalton's backup in Cincinnati. Then there's Buffalo's 2017 fifth-round draft pick, Nathan Peterman, who had two touchdowns and six interceptions, in five games, including two starts, last season.

Beane discounted the notion the 27-year-old McCarron was signed to take over the starting job until a younger quarterback can be developed.

As for trading Taylor, Beane wished him well in Cleveland.

"I thought it was important for us to be fair to him and put him in a spot where they were going to surround him with talent," he said. "I will root for Tyrod the rest of his career other than when he's playing the Bills."

Without revealing Buffalo's salary cap figure, Beane said he has little payroll left to make any more high-profile moves in free agency.

Aside from McCarron, Buffalo signed defensive tackle Star Lotulelei and pass-rush specialist Trent Murphy James Washington Jersey , safety Rafael Bush and linebacker Julian Stanford this week.

Beane said he needs to hold back a portion of his payroll for Buffalo's draft selections as well as keep money in reserve in case players getting hurt.

The Bills on Friday restocked their depth at running back by reaching deals to re-sign Travaris Cadet and Taiwan Jones. Both will compete with recently signed Chris Ivory for backup jobs behind starter LeSean McCoy.

The rest of the NFL can dispense with any notions of luring Drew Brees away from the team - and city - where the star quarterback has flourished for more than a decade now.

Two people familiar with the contract say Brees has agreed to a two-year, $50 million extension with the New Orleans Saints. The people say $27 million is guaranteed in the first year.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the agreement has not been announced.

Brees, who turned 39 in January, was due to become a free agent on Wednesday. But he has said he wanted to finish his career in New Orleans, where he has played since 2006, won a Super Bowl and led what has been one of the most productive offenses in the NFL since he and coach Sean Payton arrived.

"I'll be here as long as they'll have me," Brees said after last season ended in January.

Now his return is assured to a team that came within one play of advancing to last season's NFC championship game, falling at Minnesota when the Vikings scored an unlikely, 61-yard touchdown on the final play of their divisional-round NFC playoff game.

Last season, Brees completed an NFL-record 72 percent of his passes for 4,334 yards and 23 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He ranked fourth in the NFL in yards passing and the Saints ranked second in the NFL in total offense.

A second-round draft choice by San Diego in 2001 Jaire Alexander Jersey Youth , Brees has passed for 70,445 yards and 488 touchdowns in 17 seasons - 58,097 yards and 408 touchdowns in 12 seasons with New Orleans.

He has passed for more than 5,000 yards in a season five times, most recently in 2016. In 2011, Brees was at the helm of an offense that gained an NFL-record 7,474 yards.

By the time Brees' new contract expires, he could very well be the NFL's all-time leader in yards and touchdowns passing. Currently, Peyton Manning holds those marks with 71,940 yards and 539 touchdowns. Brett Favre also is ahead of Brees - for now - with 71, 838 yards and 508 TDs passing.

Brees has been New Orleans' franchise player during the franchise's greatest era Authentic Fred Warner Jersey , which has been highlighted by a Super Bowl championship in the 2009 season and five other playoff seasons.

He arrived when his NFL future was uncertain, as was the future of Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans. Coming off throwing-shoulder surgery, Brees led the Saints - who had gone 3-13 the year before he arrived - to their first NFC title game.

In the process, Brees and the Saints became a symbol of New Orleans' resurgence after the storm that flooded 80 percent of the city, flourishing together during the past decade-plus of recovery.

"Certainly, the relationship with this city will always play a strong role in me wanting to be here and ... wanting to finish my career here," Brees said.



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