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Drew Brees out for Saints against Titans

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The Saints got Drew Brees back at practice this week. They’ll have to wait to get him back in a game.

Brees won’t play against the Titans at the Superdome on Friday night, which pushes his preseason debut back at least another week. Brees had been bothered by an oblique injury, but was able to get back on the practice field before the Saints left West Virginia.

There’s not much concern that the injury will be an issue for Brees moving forward and it’s probably a safe bet that he’ll feel comfortable running a very familiar offense even with the bare minimum of preseason work. Luke McCown gets the start in his place.

Wide receivers Marques Colston and Kenny Stills are also sitting this one out, as are safety Jairus Byrd, cornerback Champ Bailey and guards Ben Grubbs and Jahiri Evans as New Orleans waits to get everyone healthy before the games start to count.

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3 Responses to “Drew Brees out for Saints against Titans”
  1. winninaintsinnin says: Aug 15, 2014 8:40 PM

    Father time.

    The party’s over….

  2. isphet71 says: Aug 15, 2014 9:51 PM

    What I think is amusing is that the NFL is selling preseason tickets at regular season prices, in fact forcibly upon season ticket holders.

    There is exactly zero corroborating evidence that a customer receives the same value of product on a preseason game as they do for a season game. Especially when headliners like Brees and Megatron don’t even bother playing a single snap during the game.

    Preseason tickets for season ticket holders are a necessary evil, but certainly an evil. And full price tickets for a one-shot customer are just stupid; a fool and his money are soon parted.

  3. rationalfootballfan says: Aug 15, 2014 11:33 PM

    I bet playing full price for this game and other preseason games must suck when so many starters aren’t playing

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