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  Saints | GM wants Drew Brees to return    Wed Jan 22, 06:42 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees is a player that the Saints want to keep as long as he wants to keep playing, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.

Footballguys view: This is going to be up to Brees. If he wants to keep playing, the Saints want to keep him around. Brees takes one year at a time and will spend this part of the offseason deciding what he wants to do.

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  Saints | Coach expects Drew Brees back in 2020    Sun Jan 12, 02:01 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees is expected to talk with head coach Sean Payton Monday, Jan. 13, and Payton said he expects Brees to be the Saints quarterback next season.

Footballguys view: The Saints have some big decisions this offseason. Brees is a free agent and so are backups Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill. After the loss to the Vikings in the Wild Card Round, Brees declined to comment on whether or not he would continue playing football. Over 40-years old Brees is clearly not the same player he used to be.

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  Saints | Drew Brees mum on his future    Mon Jan 6, 01:01 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees declined to make any comment on his future in the wake of the team's Wild Card loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 5.

Footballguys view: The Saints have some interesting decisions in front of them. With the team failing to make the most of their Super Bowl window, one has to wonder how much time they have left with Brees. The veteran superstar turns 41 later this month and is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

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  Saints | New Orleans loses Wild Card game    Sun Jan 5, 04:38 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-33 for 208 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card playoff game. QB Taysom Hill completed a 50-yard pass, rushed for 50 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 25 yards and one touchdown during the game. RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 21 yards and one touchdown on seven carries and caught eight passes for 34 yards. RB Latavius Murray rushed for 21 yards on five carries. WR Michael Thomas caught seven passes for 70 yards on eight targets. TE Jared Cook caught five passes for 54 yards on five targets, while WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught one pass for 18 yards on two targets.

Footballguys view: The Saints just couldn't stop the Vikings offense down the stretch. There was a potential non-call on Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph when he pushed off to score a touchdown in overtime, but so many other opportunities slipped through the Saints fingers on Sunday. It's another disappointing end for the Saints in the postseason. The Saints are now the first team in NFL history to have six straight playoff eliminations by one score and the second team since the Packers from 2013-15 to be eliminated in three straight postseasons on the final play of the game.

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  Saints | Drew Brees hitting his stride    Fri Jan 3, 09:32 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw 15 touchdowns and zero interceptions during four December games, throwing at least three touchdowns in all four contests.

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  Saints | Week 17 final stats for Saints    Sun Dec 29, 04:23 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees wrapped up the regular season with 19-of-30 passing for 253 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. RB Latavius Murray led the team with 61 rushing yards on 17 attempts, while RB Alvin Kamara posted eight runs for 39 yards and two touchdowns while hauling in two grabs for 18 yards. WR Tre'Quan Smith led the way with five grabs for 56 yards and a score, and QB Taysom Hill had a 45-yard touchdown on his only grab while running for four yards. WR Michael Thomas was held to just 37 yards on four grabs across nine targets. TE Jared Cook also contributed two catches for 44 yards and a TD. LB A.J. Klein also added a 14-yard interception for touchdown.

Footballguys view: Brees had an easy day in the tune up for a possible game next week against Minnesota if the 49ers beat the Seahawks and a bye and #2 seed if the Seahawks win at home. He may retire after this season, but appears to be in better form than fellow aging quarterbacks Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers.

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  Saints | Drew Brees on track to play    Fri Dec 27, 05:29 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

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  Saints | Week 17 injury report for New Orleans    Fri Dec 27, 04:38 PM

New Orleans Saints S Vonn Bell (knee), CB Eli Apple (ankle) and S Marcus Williams (groin) did not practice Friday, Dec. 27, and have been ruled out for Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. FB Zach Line (knee) appeared on the injury report Friday and was limited; he is listed as questionable. LB Kiko Alonso (quad) was limited in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. OT Andrus Peat (forearm), OG Larry Warford (knee), Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (hip, forearm), QB Drew Brees (knee) and WR Michael Thomas (hand) practiced in full Friday and also have been removed from the injury report.

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  Saints | Full practice for Drew Brees    Thu Dec 26, 06:21 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

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  Saints | Thursday's practice report for New Orleans    Thu Dec 26, 04:51 PM

New Orleans Saints S Vonn Bell (knee), CB Eli Apple (ankle) and S Marcus Williams (groin) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26. LB Kiko Alonso (quad), OT Andrus Peat (forearm), OG Larry Warford (knee) and WR Michael Thomas (hand) were limited. S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (hip, forearm) and QB Drew Brees (knee) practiced in full.

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  Saints | Drew Brees all good    Thu Dec 26, 10:55 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) is dealing with knee inflammation, and he's fine, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Footballguys view: The Saints still have something to play for in Week 17. Currently the No.3 seed, they can move back into a first-round bye (the No.2 seed) by a number of different combinations -- so they'll need to help those chances by getting a win over the Panthers on Sunday.

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  Saints | Limited practice for Drew Brees    Wed Dec 25, 05:13 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The Saints did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.

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  Saints | Drew Brees tosses three TDs in victory    Sun Dec 22, 05:59 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 27-of-38 passes for 279 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: Brees didn't click with his offense early, but eventually found cracks in the Tennessee defense and relied on Michael Thomas to get open all day. He was a fine play as a Week 16 quarterback despite being outdoors.

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  Saints | Drew Brees breaks all-time NFL record    Tue Dec 17, 12:09 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29-of-30 passes for 307 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Dec. 16. He now sits atop the NFL's all-time list for touchdown passes in a career with 540, one ahead of Peyton Manning, and two ahead of current New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. He also set a record the single-game completion percentage record at 96.7.

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  Saints | Drew Brees puts in full practice    Sat Dec 14, 04:10 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (elbow) practiced in full Saturday, Dec. 14, and has been taken off the Week 15 injury report.

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  Saints | Drew Brees takes part in practice    Fri Dec 13, 07:57 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (elbow) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 13.

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  Saints | New Orleans' Friday practice report    Fri Dec 13, 04:55 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Kiko Alonso (quad), OT Andrus Peat (forearm), S Vonn Bell (knee) and CB Patrick Robinson (calf) did not take part in practice for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 13. OT Terron Armstead (ankle), DE Cameron Jordan (abdomen), C Will Clapp (elbow), LB A.J. Klein (knee) and FB Zach Line (knee) were limited. TE Jared Cook (concussion) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, while QB Drew Brees (elbow) also participated in full.

Footballguys view: Cook is on track to return for Monday night's matchup and hopefully we will get some clarity on his status before games kick off on Sunday afternoon.

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  Saints | Drew Brees destroys 49ers in a losing effort    Sun Dec 8, 08:28 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29-for-40 passing for 349 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He also rushed for a touchdown.

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  Saints | Drew Brees has quiet game    Fri Nov 29, 12:05 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 18 of 30 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Footballguys view: Brees was quiet in a game that didn't force the Saints to open up the offense to win. He'll face a fierce 49ers defense next week and should be on benches.

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  Saints | Drew Brees tosses three scores    Sun Nov 24, 10:14 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 30 of his 39 passes for 311 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 34-31 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 12.

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  Saints | Three touchdowns for Drew Brees     Sun Nov 17, 05:12 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 28-for-35 for 228 yards and three touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11.

Footballguys view: Brees had the strong and efficient start his fantasy teams were expecting last week. The Bucs matchup is that reliable for fantasy and Matt Ryan will draw them next while Brees will get the Panthers defense that Ryan had some success against today.

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  Saints | Drew Brees throws for 287 yards    Sun Nov 10, 05:01 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 32-for-45 for 287 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10.

Footballguys view: Brees was a dud in a matchup that should have yielded one of his best lines of the season. The Falcons pass rush came alive for the first time this year and Brees wasn't able to make plays as a downfield passer. He'll have a good matchup against the Bucs next week but this result will induce some hesitation at lineup setting time.

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  Saints | Drew Brees poised to shred Atlanta?    Fri Nov 8, 09:35 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees faces the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10, and the Falcons have allowed the third most passing touchdowns this season while ranking last in both sacks and takeaways.

Footballguys view: The Saints are at home, and that always makes Brees an attractive option. He's a QB1 as per usual this week.

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  Saints | Drew Brees ready to play    Fri Nov 8, 06:38 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.

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  Saints | New Orleans' Week 10 injury report    Fri Nov 8, 03:55 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons. OT Terron Armstead (illness) was added to the injury report Friday, Nov. 8, while TE Josh Hill (calf) was limited; both players have been cleared to play. TE Jared Cook (ankle), WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle), QB Drew Brees (thumb) and RB Alvin Kamara (knee, ankle) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Saints | Drew Brees takes part in practice    Thu Nov 7, 07:39 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

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  Saints | Thursday's practice report for New Orleans    Thu Nov 7, 04:58 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) and TE Josh Hill (calf) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 7. TE Jared Cook (ankle), WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle), QB Drew Brees (thumb) and RB Alvin Kamara (knee, ankle) practiced in full.

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  Saints | Drew Brees will continue to wear splint    Wed Nov 6, 09:16 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) will continue to wear the splint on his thumb for a while, the quarterback said Wednesday, Nov. 6. He had no adverse effects or swelling after his first game back, however.

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  Saints | Drew Brees takes part in practice    Wed Nov 6, 05:32 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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  Saints | Drew Brees has outstanding game    Sun Oct 27, 04:55 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 34-for-43 for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one interception against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8.

Footballguys view: Brees was mostly passing short of the sticks, but the Cardinals defense was powerless to slow him down. He'll be a high floor QB1 going forward with a bye up next week.

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  Saints | Drew Brees named Week 8 starter    Sat Oct 26, 03:27 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) will start Sunday, Oct. 27, against the Arizona Cardinals, sources told Dianna Russini and Ed Werder of ESPN Saturday, Oct. 26.

Footballguys view: Brees is back in action before the team's Week 9 bye. The Cardinals defense is a pushover, so Brees should have no problem posting QB1 numbers or Fantasy GMs.

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  Saints | New Orleans hasn't named starting QB for Week 8    Sat Oct 26, 10:54 AM

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has not yet named a starting quarterback for Week 8's game against the Arizona Cardinals. QB Drew Brees (thumb) was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week but QB Teddy Bridgewater has gone 5-0 as a starter during Brees' absence.

Footballguys view: With a bye week coming up in Week 9, we can't believe Brees could actually be an option here. Bridgewater has been great as the team's starter and he could easily beat up on a bad Cardinals defense in Week 8. We hope Bridgewater gets one more week of starting just to give Brees an extra bit of time to rest.

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  Saints | Questionable tag for Drew Brees    Fri Oct 25, 06:10 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Sean Payton might have already made his decision but he'll keep us in suspense for tactical value. Brees could play and he's a solid start for fantasy if he does because the Cardinals have a vulnerable pass defense.

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  Saints | Drew Brees remains limited    Thu Oct 24, 05:42 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

Footballguys view: Brees has a legitimate chance to play and will be a solid QB1 this week because of the matchup against Arizona if he does play, albeit with a little more risk.

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  Saints | Drew Brees a limited participant    Wed Oct 23, 07:08 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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  Saints | Drew Brees says plan is to play Sunday    Wed Oct 23, 03:50 PM

Updating a previous story, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) said 'the plan' is for him to return Sunday, Oct. 27, against the Arizona Cardinals.

Footballguys view: We'll see if that's the case. The Saints have a bye in Week 9, so there's no need to rush him back....especially against the hapless Cardinals defense.

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  Saints | Drew Brees could be GTD    Wed Oct 23, 03:21 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) could be a game-time decision for the Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 27, according to head coach Sean Payton Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Footballguys view: Yeah, that's cool and all but there's no need to get Brees out there against a hapless Cardinals defense. Teddy Bridgewater has continued the team's winning ways and the Saints have a bye in Week 9. Brees may be a game-time decision but we don't think he plays in Week 8.

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  Saints | Drew Brees aiming to return this week    Mon Oct 21, 08:22 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) will return to practice this week with an eye on returning for Week 8.

Footballguys view: The team is winning with Teddy Bridgewater, so there's no need to rush Brees back especially the way the schedule shakes out. If Brees can't make it back this week, he should be back after the Week 9 bye week.

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  Saints | Week 7 New Orleans Saints inactives    Sun Oct 20, 03:03 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Alvin Kamara, QB Drew Brees, CB Ken Crawley, WR Tre'Quan Smith, DE Trey Hendrickson, OT Ethan Greenidge and TE Jared Cook inactive for Week 7.

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  Saints | Week 7 injury report for Saints    Fri Oct 18, 05:59 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and have been ruled out for Week 7. DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) was limited during practice but has been ruled out.

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  Saints | Thursday injury report from New Orleans    Thu Oct 17, 06:07 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Oct. 17. DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) was limited.

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  Saints | Drew Brees continues to make progress    Thu Oct 17, 03:06 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) said he has started working with a regular NFL football as part of his rehab.

Footballguys view: We're getting closer to a return for the veteran quarterback. Brees said he will have to wear a brace on his thumb when he returns to the lineup. Teddy Bridgewater remains a solid starter for the Saints while Brees continues to miss time.

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  Saints | Wednesday practice report for Saints    Wed Oct 16, 06:14 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) was limited during practice.

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  Saints | Week 6 New Orleans Saints inactives    Sun Oct 13, 11:33 AM

The New Orleans Saints have declared OG Nick Easton, QB Drew Brees, CB Ken Crawley, WR Tre'Quan Smith, DE Trey Hendrickson, OT Ethan Greenidge and S Saquan Hampton inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Alvin Kamara is active as expected and should stay in lineups.

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  Saints | Week 6 injury report for Saints    Fri Oct 11, 04:21 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb), WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) and DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 6.

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  Saints | Thursday's practice report for New Orleans    Thu Oct 10, 04:57 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb), WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) and DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 10. RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) was limited.

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  Saints | Drew Brees pushing for Week 8 return?    Thu Oct 10, 01:25 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) wants to return prior to the team's Week 9 bye, according to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson, who writes that Brees has been 'living in the training room' in hopes of an early return. The team, however, appears to be targeting Week 10 for Brees' return.

Footballguys view: Brees is going to push to get back ASAP but the Saints are winning with Teddy Bridgewater and there's no need to rush Brees back. He's trending in the right direction and we'll see Brees soon.

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  Saints | Drew Brees hopes to throw NFL ball soon    Wed Oct 9, 09:46 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) said Wednesday, Oct. 9 in a radio interview that he hopes to throw an NFL ball 'sooner rather than later,' and his rehab is going as planned. 'From a rehab perspective, we are fast-tracking this thing as fast as we can,' Brees said.

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  Saints | Wednesday practice report for Saints    Wed Oct 9, 04:11 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9. DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) was limited during practice.

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  Saints | Week 5 New Orleans Saints inactives    Sun Oct 6, 11:48 AM

The New Orleans Saints have declared QB Drew Brees, OG Nick Easton, CB Ken Crawley, OT Ethan Greenidge, DE Trey Hendrickson, WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey and S Saquan Hampton inactive for Week 5.

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