Saints coach Sean Payton said his quarterback was “fine,” and that there was no concerns about his condition for Sunday’s must-win game against the Buccaneers.
“He had a right knee bruise,” Payton said, via Mike Triplett of ESPN.com There’s nothing more to it than that. And yet, we thought it was best we limited the amount of snaps he’s getting.
“We just felt like we had a day to do that.”
Brees showed no signs of being limited during the individual drills that were open to the media on Wednesday or Thursday. When asked if Brees was moving around fine on Thursday, Payton said, “Yeah, absolutely. You wouldn’t have noticed it.”
No one mentioned any problems Wednesday, so it was a bit of a surprise when Brees made his first appearance of the year on the injury report. He didn’t miss a snap last week, though he took a pretty solid beating over the course of a 17-13 loss to the Panthers which included six sacks.