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Sources: Bridgewater opts to remain with Saints

Free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will return to the New Orleans Saints as a backup to Drew Brees, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

He will sign a one-year, $7.25 million fully guaranteed contract with the Saints, a league source told ESPN. The deal can grow to $12.5 million with incentives.

Bridgewater tweeted "Run it back Turbo.." with a picture of himself in a Saints uniform, alluding to his return to the Saints for a second season.

Sources said Bridgewater, who is from Miami, listened and did have interest in playing for the Dolphins, with whom he met on Wednesday, before ultimately deciding against a move.