Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Saints coach Sean Payton confers with quarterback Drew Brees on the sideline in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.

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As the first week of the Saints’ offseason nears completion, below is a list of key dates looming in the short-term future:

Tuesday – Saints general manager Mickey Loomis will brief the media for the first time since his team went 7-9 during the 2014 season and missed the playoffs. Loomis had been originally scheduled to have this gathering on Monday, but the Saints notified media on Saturday that it was being pushed back a day.

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