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Sport Payton declines to name Saints starting QB for Week 8

23:00  25 october  2019
23:00  25 october  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Brees could be back for Saints by week 8 vs. Cardinals

  Brees could be back for Saints by week 8 vs. Cardinals Future Hall of Fame quarterback has impressed with strides he's made in recover so farSeptember 15, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) leaves the field following the 27-9 loss against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Drew Brees returned to practice with his New Orleans Saints teammates on Wednesday, five weeks after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb.

Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Brees are posing for a picture: Saints coach Sean Payton declined to say whether Teddy Bridgewater, left, or Drew Brees will start on Sunday vs. Arizona. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. Saints coach Sean Payton declined to say whether Teddy Bridgewater, left, or Drew Brees will start on Sunday vs. Arizona. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

That day, Brees said “that’s the plan” when asked if he’d return to play this Sunday, but that plan may have to wait.

Meeting with reporters on Friday afternoon, Saints head coach Sean Payton declined to name a starting quarterback for the Week 8 game with the Arizona Cardinals, and said that Brees was limited in practice.

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The reality is, there’s not much reason to rush Brees back. Of course he’d like to play, but Teddy Bridgewater has gotten better with each passing week as New Orleans’ starter, the Saints are 5-0 with him at the helm, and the Cardinals aren’t exactly the toughest opponent.

New Orleans has its bye next week, so giving Brees some extra time to heal up and then return for Week 10 makes sense.

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a man wearing a helmet: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) celebrates a touchdown run by running back Dalvin Cook (not pictured) during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 24, 2019. 

Opinion: What the New Orleans Saints learned about themselves while Drew Brees was out .
Drew Brees came back Sunday from his six-week rehab for a fractured thumb, and it was just like old times for the New Orleans Saints and their icon of a quarterback. Brees passed for 373 yards in triggering a high-flying offense that rolled to more than 500 yards in smashing the Arizona Cardinals 31-9. Sean Payton was over on the sideline with his head buried in the play-calling sheet, still looking like the typical mad scientist. Michael Thomas was, well, Michael Thomas -- the best receiver in the NFL. The Superdome crowd was lit. Brees hit another NFL milestone, the first thrower ever to top 75,000 yards.

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