Saints quarterback Drew Brees was a full participant in practice on Sunday for the first time since his oblique strain and he plans to add another first when the Saints face the Colts on Saturday.
Brees said he has been targeting the third preseason game as a return to game action since getting hurt in early August and the return to practice on Sunday puts him firmly on track to make that happen.
“Today was my first day to be full-go. I’ve been taking it very slow,” Brees said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I wanted to make sure it was all good. I’m still not 100 percent, but I hope by Saturday I am.”
One way that the Saints hope Brees’ return helps the team is with the penalty problem that led to 22 flags in Thursday’s game against the Titans. Brees said that coach Sean Payton told the team it was up to them to fix the problem and Brees said the team’s “leaders take control of the team.” The Saints will likely have their offensive leader back on Saturday, so we’ll find out if that helps keep them from hurting themselves all over again.