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Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he thought he was going to play for the Miami Dolphins - twice.

Brees thought Miami was going to take him with the 26th pick in the 2001 NFL draft. Instead, the team picked Wisconsin cornerback Jamar Fletcher, who retired in 2009.

"I actually thought the Miami Dolphins were going to draft me coming out of college," Brees told WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla. "That is what I had been told 100 percent"

Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints after the Dolphins picked Dante Culpepper over him in free agency in 2006.

"It's happened the way it is supposed to for me," Brees said.