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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.
That day,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 Paytona 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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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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