Drew Brees off injury report

AP

Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to the lineup last Sunday and threw the game-winning touchdown pass to C.J. Spiller to beat the Cowboys in overtime.

Those were pretty good indications that the right shoulder injury that kept him from playing in Week Three wasn’t a major problem any longer. Wednesday’s injury report said it isn’t a minor problem either.

Brees was entirely absent from the report and told reporters that it was at his request because he doesn’t “like being on there.” Brees said he felt just “normal soreness” on Monday and that any uncertainty that may have existed before his return to the field had gone away.

“Yes, well again it wasn’t necessarily the hit or a hit that I was waiting to occur,” Brees said. “It’s just what happens in a normal game, in regards to, reacting to certain throws. Maybe having to throw off balance. Do certain things that you can’t simulate in practice, but all that stuff came through.”

The defense got several veterans back for the Dallas game and Brees said that he thought “that experience helps” for a team that started the year with three straight wins. They’ll need to keep helping against the Eagles this week for the Saints to climb out of the hole they dug themselves, something that seems a lot more possible with Brees feeling healthy once more.

7 responses to “Drew Brees off injury report

  1. I’m glad the NFL season is a marathon and not a sprint. Time to go catch the panthers and the falcons.

  2. The defense got several veterans back for the Dallas game and Brees said that he thought “that experience helps” for a team that started the year with three straight wins.

    I think they started with 3 straight loses.

  3. jeffcfalcon

    They STARTED with 3 straight losses, but because of all that experience, they turned into 3 straight wins. It’s like reverse Cinderella around here.

  4. Falcons aren’t doing squat this year the same as every year they’ve been in existence

  5. He is a legendary QB, will likely be regarded as a top-15 QB of all time when it’s all said and done.

    THINK ABOUT THIS: The Chargers had this guy on their team for 3 WHOLE YEARS, & decided he wasn’t good enough, decided they needed to go find another QB in the Draft, which is when they got Rivers – who then held out for a contract, which allowed Brees to take control of the team in his absence & have himself his first 2 of what would be many excellent seasons. After those 2 years & his shoulder injury, the Chargers opted to roll with Rivers, which was a smart move, given the circumstances (and thankfully for them, Rivers turned out great, otherwise…), but I’m always amazed at the initial personnel evaluation they made after seeing Brees up close for 3 years, that they needed to go get a different QB.

  6. You’re right, falcons fan. Drew Brees is a midget, which makes his accomplishments all the more impressive. What has your giant-of-a-man Matt Ryan actually accomplished? Not much, huh?

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