Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
6 days ago

Brees will likely increase his snap count during Saturday's preseason game in Houston, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "I expect to play a little bit more, but I don't think that's been decided yet - or at least we haven't been told yet," he said after Thursday's joint practice with the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

In the first exhibition last Thursday, Brees logged just three snaps, completing his sole pass to Brandin Cooks for a 37-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage. With perhaps another series or two on tap Saturday, Brees will continue working in an amended receiving corps that now includes free-agent pickup Coby Fleener and rookie Michael Thomas.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
2 weeks ago

Brees expects to play the Saints' first offensive series during Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brees still awaits a new deal with the Saints as he enters the final year of his contract, while he's slated to play briefly in the team's preseason opener Thursday in New England. Coach Sean Payton won't risk the veteran quarterback's health, as backups Luke McCown and Garrett Grayson figure to get a majority of the snaps behind center.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
1 month ago2 Comments

Unless something changes in the next few days, Brees (foot) will not have a new contract in place before the Saints kick off training camp, reports Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. Brees, however, has insisted that he will not hold out or skip any practice time, and he fully participated in OTAs and minicamp. Saints' veterans report to training camp in West Virginia on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Brees is entering the last year of his contract, but the Saints appear content to let him play out the year with a whopping salary-cap figure of $30 million. Brees has stated that the unofficial deadline to complete an extension is the start of the regular season. Given that Brees continues to be productive -- he led the NFL in passing for the fourth time in five seasons last year with 4,870 yards in just 15 games played -- it would not be surprising to see the Saints and their franchise quarterback strike a deal prior to September 1.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
6 months ago

Brees (foot) and Saints' general manager Mickey Loomis have talked about a contract extension, which head coach Sean Payton thinks "will get done very easily," reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

EDGE Analysis

Brees' contract is not set to expire until 2017, but an extension would permit the team to lower his huge salary cap number and presumably allow the Saints to be more active in free agency. Further reading between the lines, the fact that there has been no recent mention of the torn plantar fascia he suffered at the end of last season is likely a good sign for Brees' offseason prognosis. As such, there is little reason to believe that Brees will not be healthy and ready for action when official offseason training activities begin later this spring.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
8 months ago

Brees (foot) is not expected to need surgery to repair the torn plantar fascia in his right heel, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brees visited with Dr. Robert Anderson, who recommended that the quarterback rest for four-to-six weeks before easing back into training activities. The foot injury didn't stop Brees from finishing the season on a high note, as he threw for 300+ yards (without any interceptions) in each of his final four games. There have been some reports suggesting that the Saints might move on if Brees won't take an outright pay cut for 2016, but it's hard to imagine that any team would actually be so foolish. If anything, Brees will likely be offered an extension that allows him to take home even more money in 2016 while also reducing his cap hit. He's still one of the top quarterbacks in the league, and his 2016 outlook is brightened by the emergence of Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
8 months ago

Brees completed 32 of 42 passes for 323 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Rumors have swirled in recent weeks that Sunday could be Brees' and head coach Sean Payton's final game in gold and black. If that's the case, Brees has put together a heck of a resume for his future employer in recent weeks, averaging 347 yards per game with a 9-0 touchdown-to-interception ratio in his final four games as the Saints went 3-1. Over the past two weeks, Brees has reportedly battled the same foot injury that has sidelined Peyton Manning. In those two games, Brees has managed to collect 735 yards and four touchdowns.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
8 months ago

Brees (foot) is listed as active Sunday at Atlanta, the Saints' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite tending to a Grade 2 tear of the plantar fascia near his right heel, Brees will step foot on the field within striking distance of the fifth 5,000-yard campaign of his noted career. While he needs 453 yards to do so, he's thrown for at least that much on one occasion this season, in a Week 8 shootout with the Giants.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
8 months ago

Brees (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Brees is thus on track to continue to play through his foot issue in the Saints' season finale, on the heels of throwing for 412 yards and three TDs, with no picks in Week 16's win over the Jags.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
8 months ago

Brees (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, the Saints' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a limited showing Thursday, Brees will log more practice reps than a week ago if he completes individual drills Friday as well. Don't expect much more activity, though, as he treads carefully on the Grade 2 tear of the plantar fascia in his right foot, which he sustained in Week 15.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
8 months ago

Brees (foot) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, the Saints' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brees brushed off a torn plantar fascia in his right foot to post his second-most yards (412) of the season Sunday against the Jaguars. If he follows last week's practice schedule, he'll sit out Thursday as well before returning in a limited capacity to wrap up the week. Barring a setback, though, he'll be under center Sunday against the Falcons' 15th ranked pass defense.