Payton says Brees remains “day-to-day”

AP

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has missed more than a week of practice with a strained oblique.  He also missed the team’s preseason opener.

Now that the team has returned to its West Virginia training camp, there’s still no timetable for Brees’ return.

“We will go day-to-day,” coach Sean Payton told reporters.  “He is making progress and yet I just want to make sure that it is something that we don’t hurry back.”

Brees has four weeks until the regular-season opener, and he knows the offense as well as the coaching staff.  It makes much more sense to ensure that he’s 100 percent for the 17-week grind that is looming.

27 responses to “Payton says Brees remains “day-to-day”

  1. As I said before, a strained oblique on an aging QB is huge deal…not four day thing. I’m betting he misses another week. Key is not to aggravate it, and a good hit in a came will do that. It doesn’t even have to be a hard hit…

    Saints are in trouble.

  2. Payton and Loomis are the best in the business. They’ll be smart. If this were a mid season strain, he wouldn’t have missed a snap. Brees could shred 90% of defenses in the league with half his brain tied behind his back…saints fans are not concerned about this one bit…he’ll be ready to hang at least 40 on our lil brutha come 9/7!

  3. Brees is past his prime, washed up. Same as “cant block” jimmy Graham, and that Colston dude that can’t catch a cold. Saints are done! 7-9 at best…

    Zero relevance sense bounty program.

  4. @bucsorbust: Wishful thinking on your part. It’s his non-throwing shoulder. I’d understand freaking out if it was his throwing shoulder.

  5. One of the few players in the league who can chill on the sidelines all preseason and still be ready to go week 1. As a bucs fan, i’ll say drew is gonna help brandin cooks secure rookie of the year. Cooks is the biggest fantasy sleeper ive seen in a long, long time. Grab him fantasy nerds

  6. brokebackbrees says:
    Aug 10, 2014 9:33 PM
    Brees is past his prime, washed up. Same as “cant block” jimmy Graham, and that Colston dude that can’t catch a cold. Saints are done! 7-9 at best…

    Zero relevance sense bounty program.

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    hey broken brain…

    he IS past his prime based simply on his age…

    But he is NOT washed up.

    get ur thinker fixed, you’re not able to reason worth a darn.

  7. BTW, Ryan Griffin generated 100 yards of total offense in one’s vs ones against arguably the best front 4 in the league…saints are far from ‘in trouble’! Leave that talk for the vikings.

  8. It’s taken Joe Mauer of the Twins over 4 weeks to recover from the same injury. Then again, he admittedly is a wuss.

  9. Strained obliques can be extremely bad for baseball players; let alone aging football players. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s out the entire preseason.

  10. I remember several players on the Seahawks getting these back ~2005. They were out for weeks before they were ready for practice – and they didn’t have to throw, which would probably strain it more.

  11. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports, oblique muscles are below the rib cage, not on the shoulder. Stop making things up.

    It takes about 4-6 weeks to recover from an oblique strain. It’s already been about two weeks, right? He’ll be fine as long as he rests. That’s the only cure.

  12. boisestatewhodat says:
    Aug 10, 2014 10:44 PM
    BTW, Ryan Griffin generated 100 yards of total offense in one’s vs ones against arguably the best front 4 in the league…saints are far from ‘in trouble’! Leave that talk for the vikings.
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    No need to talk about Griffin because Brees’ “injury” is just a precaution. He will start the 3rd preseason game.

  13. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says:
    Aug 10, 2014 9:35 PM
    @bucsorbust: Wishful thinking on your part. It’s his non-throwing shoulder. I’d understand freaking out if it was his throwing shoulder.
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    Drew Brees’ oblique is in his shoulder????

  14. Talk about washed up? That’s Teddy Dishwater. Never was to a has been. & the season hasn’t started. If it wasn’t for Adrian Peterson the Vikings wouldn’t be relevant. My bad. They still aren’t. Zero relevance…EVER. lol FYI, Brett Farve…Saints’ MVP of 2009. lol

  15. Saints are in trouble? Ha…looking at the 2 Bucs quarterbacks, I would say they’re in more trouble.

    2 backup QBs in Tampa. Another year of no playoffs.

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