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Payton says Brees remains “day-to-day”

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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.

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  1. bucsorbust says: Aug 10, 2014 9:06 PM

    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. bubbybrisket says: Aug 10, 2014 9:09 PM

    I say let him rest until the third game. In the meantime, I want to see what Ryan Griffin can do.

  3. floratiotime says: Aug 10, 2014 9:15 PM

    He fell while shopping for more leisure suits.

  4. boisestatewhodat says: Aug 10, 2014 9:18 PM

    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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 941bucs says: Aug 10, 2014 10:04 PM

    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

  8. codythao35 says: Aug 10, 2014 10:09 PM

    Payton says the Saints will remain as cheaters. Bounty!!!!!!

  9. 4thqtrsaint says: Aug 10, 2014 10:15 PM

    You guys are lots of fun. Keep posting.

  10. flexx91 says: Aug 10, 2014 10:26 PM

    Yeah keep posting stupid crap and hoping (sad for a pathetic Bucs fan). There is nothing wrong with Brees.

  11. eljefedelmundo says: Aug 10, 2014 10:27 PM

    The psychological season has already begun. SP and Loomis are Masters at this…

  12. sportsfan18 says: Aug 10, 2014 10:34 PM

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. purpleguy says: Aug 10, 2014 11:00 PM

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

  15. robmart62 says: Aug 10, 2014 11:17 PM

    It’s Obama’s & Katrina’s fault.

  16. darkneptune73 says: Aug 10, 2014 11:44 PM

    There’s no way Brees will miss Week 1. He’s a stud of a QB and he will see to it that he’s healthy in 3 weeks.

  17. revelation123 says: Aug 11, 2014 12:29 AM

    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.

  18. numberoneinthehoodg says: Aug 11, 2014 12:56 AM

    day to day until 45? Great contract.

  19. RegisHawk says: Aug 11, 2014 4:21 AM

    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.

  20. therealtrenches says: Aug 11, 2014 7:32 AM

    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.

  21. bostonbadass says: Aug 11, 2014 7:53 AM

    Hope he gets well quick never want to see another teams QB hurt it just makes the game… well not a game. . Good luck Brees

  22. flexx91 says: Aug 11, 2014 8:18 AM

    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.

  23. Bill Belitext says: Aug 11, 2014 8:22 AM

    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????

  24. kamthechancellor says: Aug 11, 2014 9:52 AM

    I strained an oblique at the gym last year. It took about a month to heal. I can’t even imagine trying to throw a football with that injury.

  25. kamthechancellor says: Aug 11, 2014 9:54 AM

    ^^^ btw, your oblique opposite your throwing shoulder is the one that flexes the most while throwing.

  26. madddogg365 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:34 AM

    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

  27. 504in860 says: Aug 11, 2014 6:20 PM

    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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