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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:18:44 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he wants the team to have a quick resolution to TE Jimmy Graham's contract situation so that the two have valuable time together on the field before the season starts. "Jimmy's my guy," Brees said in a sit-down interview late last month. "I want what's best for him. I want what's best for the team. Certainly there's a way that everybody can be happy coming out of this deal. But it is part of the process, and I went through something similar to this two years ago, so I get it." The Saints have eight days to work out a long-term deal with Graham, and sources expect negotiations to extend up until the deadline on July 15.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 07:50:04 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he knows whether TE Jimmy Graham will be ruled as a tight end or a wide receiver. Brees said he spoke with arbitrator Stephen Burbank, who clued him in on how he will rule. "He kind of let me know what his ruling is going to be," Brees said. "But he swore me to secrecy, so I can't really say at this point."
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:05:50 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees thinks the offense will be fine at mandatory minicamp this week in the absence of TE Jimmy Graham, who is waiting on a franchise-tag dispute. Graham led the team last year with 86 catches, 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns. "Look at our numbers over the last eight years," Brees said. "We've had a lot of different guys in there. Jimmy's only been here four years. He's only been here half the time. We were putting up some pretty big numbers before he got here, and we've been putting up some big numbers since he's been here."
Thu, 22 May 2014 14:59:07 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, 35, isn't ruling out playing into his 40s, as long as he is healthy and playing at a high level. Brees is entering his 14 NFL season, and his current contract with the Saints runs through the 2016 season.
Thu, 08 May 2014 19:19:56 -0700
The New Orleans Saints selected Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks with the 20th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: Meet the new Darren Sproles-Lance Moore in N'awlins. Cooks is in a fine situation to succeed immediately with Drew Brees feeding him via throws and carries. He's ideally a WR5 for fantasy drafters but worth a reach if there's little left in the sleeper pool.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:58:57 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees called TE Jimmy Graham a "hybrid" when asked if he saw Graham as a tight end or a receiver. Graham could file a grievance with the league after he was franchise tagged by the team as a tight end rather than a wide receiver. "He plays a different position than anybody in the league," Brees said. "So he'll be cutting edge with whatever he gets (paid). And everybody will try to compare themselves to him five years from now."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:44:18 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees showed his support for impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham Friday, Jan. 31, by standing on radio host Dan Patrick's desk and shouting, "I want Jimmy Graham back!" Graham has led the team with 270 catches for 3,507 yards and 36 touchdowns in the last three seasons. The Saints are fully expected to re-sign Graham, even if they have to place the franchise tag on him for 2014.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:56:09 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he believes impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham should be considered a tight end if the team places the franchise tag on him. Graham may be asked to be categorized as a wide receiver because he lined up as a tight end only 33 percent of the time this season.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:14:57 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is willing to restructure his contract to reduce his $18.4 million cap number in 2014. The team is projected to be at least $12 million over the salary cap for 2014.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:41:36 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees indicated he would be willing to restructure his contract in order to create some salary cap space. He said the team has not approached him about re-working his contract at this point.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:37:28 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, OG Jahri Evans, TE Jimmy Graham, OG Ben Grubbs and DE Cameron Jordan were named to the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:00:26 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) took part in a full practice session Friday, Dec. 27, and he is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fantasy Tip: Brees threw for 322 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the first matchup with the Buccaneers in Week 2. He has passed for 1,006 with nine touchdowns over his past three matchups against Tampa Bay.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:06:30 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 26, and his knee doesn't appear to be an issue heading into the team's Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "He's fine," head coach Sean Payton said. "He had a right knee bruise. There's nothing more to it than that. And yet, we thought it was best we limited the amount of snaps he's getting. ... We just felt like we had a day to do that." Brees showed no signs of his knee affecting him in practice the last two days.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:51:47 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' (knee) injury isn't believed to be serious after he was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. Neither Brees nor head coach Sean Payton mentioned the injury during post-practice interviews, and Brees talked as if he plans to play in Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Brees to bounce back somewhat after a poor Week 16 showing. Keep him in your starting lineups against the Bucs if you're still playing for something.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 19:07:26 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:02:34 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles heads six Chiefs players who are among the leading vote getters at their positions for the 2014 Pro Bowl game. Charles ranks third among all NFL players with 825,345 votes, trailing only Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (1,227,068) and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (1,049,811). The other Chiefs who lead their positions are OLB Tamba Hali (293,303); OT Branden Albert (209,068), and P Dustin Colquitt (156,655). OG Jeff Allen (171,074) and SS Eric Berry (149,759) rank second at their positions.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 20:42:22 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (hand) had his right hand wrapped with ice after the Week 15 game against the St. Louis Rams. Brees suggested Sunday, Dec. 15, after the game that the injury was not serious.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 20:00:17 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees surpassed 50,000 career passing yards in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers. He is just the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach the milestone.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:21:34 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns in the team's Week 10 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The Saints set a league record with 40 first downs in the game, and their 625 yards of total offense was the second highest in regulation of any team in the league since 1982.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:28:57 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (hand) took a shot from Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware in the second quarter of the Week 10 game while throwing a touchdown pass. He came up shaking his throwing hand, and was getting medical attention on the sidelines after the drive.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 23:55:13 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady set two milestones in his team's 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, It marked the sixth time that New England scored at least 50 points in a game started by Brady, tying Len Dawson for the most 50-point games by a starting QB in NFL history. Brady also threw four touchdowns and no interceptions, marking the 15th time in his career that he has had four or more touchdowns without an interception. Brady passed Drew Brees (14) for the most such games in NFL history. Brady has now had 19 games with at least four touchdown passes, a total that ranks fifth in NFL history.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:59:33 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor has posted a passer rating of 97.6, which ranks behind only Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan. His completion percentage of 68.3 trails only Manning, Rivers, Romo, Brees and Ryan, and he has a 72.7 completion percentage in the pocket, which is fourth-best in the NFL. "His mechanics have really improved," head coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday, Oct. 9. "He's got a good presence in the pocket, yet can get out and make plays. He's always been a great athlete, but he's getting better as a quarterback."
Fantasy Tip: Pryor has emerged as a low-end No. 1 fantasy option in most leagues of 12 or more teams. He has surprised more than any other fantasy quarterback to this point, as far as success. There are plenty who have surprised by being disappointing.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 15:08:07 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29 of his 35 pass attempts for 288 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 5 road win against the Chicago Bears.
Fantasy Tip: Brees was actually on pace for close to another 400-yard passing game, and he had his two TDs in the first half. Fantasy owners might be slightly disappointed about the subpar second half by Brees' standards, but he remains one of the top fantasy options at his position heading into a Week 6 showdown against QB Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:50:37 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees recorded another 300-yard passing game in the Week 4 game Monday, Sept. 30, against the Miami Dolphins. It was his ninth straight 300-yard passing game, tying his own NFL record.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:08:35 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he will throw at Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis' side of the field in their Week 2 matchup, but they will not be careless about it.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:10:25 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 5. Manning becomes the sixth player to throw for that many, and the first since Joe Kapp on Sept. 28, 1969. Manning, a four-time MVP, also tied Brett Favre's NFL record with his 23rd career game with at least four TD throws, and Drew Brees' mark with his seventh career five-TD performance.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:11:56 -0700
New Orleans Saints QBs Luke McCown and Seneca Wallace are getting equal reps with the second-team offense, as they battle for the primary backup job behind starting QB Drew Brees.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:48:10 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is content with the was the offseason is going and said things are back to normal now that head coach Sean Payton is back at the helm. "It's all about football, and that's the way we like it," Brees said. "This is really the first normal offseason we've had in four years. Going from that offseason after Super Bowl, which was a crazy offseason, and right into the lockout the next offseason, and last year with the bounty and the contract and with everything else."
Fantasy Tip: There is increased optimism surrounding the Saints' offense now that Payton is back and calling the shots. Brees is still a top-flight fantasy quarterback, but he'll come with a hefty price, as usual.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:13:32 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have QBs Ryan W. Griffin, Luke McCown and Seneca Wallace in camp, each vying for the primary backup job behind starting QB Drew Brees.
Fantasy Tip: It is likely McCown and Wallace win the job due to their veteran status, with Griffin spending time on the practice squad. However, unless disaster strikes and Brees does down with a long-term injury, none of the trio will have much in the way of fantasy appeal.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:59:48 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he's unsure who will be calling the offensive plays for the team this year. Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael called the plays last year with Payton serving his year-long suspension. The offense under Carmichael put up 28.8 points per game, which was third highest in the league.
Fantasy Tip: Regardless of whether it's Payton or Carmichael calling the offensive shots, the Saints offense should be in good shape. The high-flying aerial attack led by Drew Brees is expected to continue, and they have enough options in the running game to keep defenses honest.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:00:08 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is entering the last year of a $72 million contract, and could be the next quarterback to join the $100 million dollar club with his next contract. Baltimore Raven's QB Joe Flacco's new contract is a comparable for Ryan's next deal, according to Andrew Brandt of ESPN. "It's yet another comparable and data point for Matt Ryan," said Andrew Brandt, ESPN's NFL business analyst and former chief negotiator for the Green Bay Packers. "The gold standard was Drew Brees, at least on the average at $20 million (per season). Now, you have $20.1 million. It's certainly a place they could look at as the freshest data point."
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:56:34 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he would be open to restructuring his contract if it would help the team's salary cap situation. "I am always willing to consider anything that will help the team or the cap situation," Brees said. It is not known at this point, however, if the Saints have approached Bress to discuss his contract. Brees' 2013 cap figure is $17.4 million, highest on the team.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:47:51 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden said he is looking forward to competition in training camp. "I expect competition. That's the way professional sports are. Unless you're Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or these guys, you might as well expect for somebody to try to come take your job," Weeden said "That's part of the business. But it's also the fun part. You get to compete and try to be a winner."
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:29:05 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees initially laughed when asked about the possibility of the team pursuing San Francisco 49ers WR Randy Moss in the offseason; however, the quarterback pointed out that when Moss worked out for the Saints during his 2011 retirement, the coaches told him that Moss "can still run." Moss has not been happy with his role in the 49ers offense this season.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:05:25 -0800
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said QB Drew Brees' performance this season was not affected by Payton's absence due to suspension.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:59:30 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will replace Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:55:52 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has nine career 400-yard passing games following his 446-yard effort in Week 16, passing Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning for the second-most in NFL history.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:31:44 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz never thought about making a quarterback change in the team's Week 15 game. "I think [Matthew Stafford] is our best quarterback and if he's healthy enough he's going to play," Schwartz said. "I don't want to farm somebody else's land, but why didn't the Saints replace Drew Brees after four (interceptions)?"
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:26:43 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-39 for 307 yards and four touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:14:40 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed eight-of-13 passes for 228 yards with two interceptions on throws deeper than 10 yards downfield in Week 14. In his last three games, Brees has no touchdowns and six interceptions on 43 attempts more than 10 yards downfield.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 22:46:09 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26 of his 43 pass attempts for 354 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 14 game against the New York Giants. Brees suffered his first career loss against the Giants.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 05:05:25 -0800
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt defended the play of QB Drew Brees in Week 13. Brees threw five interceptions, in addition to a clock-management gaffe at the end of the first half. "When you have a great quarterback on your team, great quarterbacks can't have a conscience," Vitt said. "They're going to stick tight throws. They're going to make great plays. And those great plays that great quarterbacks make take great courage. And that's just the truth."
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:50:04 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees saw his streak of 54-consecutive games of throwing a touchdown pass come to an end Thursday, Nov. 29, against the Atlanta Falcons. Brees threw 50 times, connecting on 28 of them, and passed for 341 yards, but failed to put one into the end zone. He did hit RB Darren Sproles for a passing touchdown, but the play was flagged for offensive pass interference on TE Jimmy Graham. Brees threw five interceptions during the game, which was a career high. Following the game, Brees said he has to hold himself accountable for the team's losses the past two weeks.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:50:57 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26 of his 41 pass attempts for 267 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 12 loss against the San Francisco 49ers. It was the 51st career game for Brees with three or more TD strikes, fifth-most all-time.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:51:23 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was under duress or hit while throwing 26 times in his first three games. Since then, he has found himself under the same circumstances just 25 times in seven games. In Week 11, Brees was under duress or hit while throwing just three times and as a result, he completed 19-of-26 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns from inside the pocket.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:58:36 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 20 of his 27 pass attempts for 219 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders. Brees has won his last seven starts against the Raiders with 16 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:46:20 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is 6-0 against the Oakland Raiders with 1,248 yards passing, 13 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:54:34 -0800
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston posted three receptions for just 26 yards in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he was able to haul in his 55th career touchdown. All of his TDs have been thrown by QB Drew Brees, tying the tandem with San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana and WR Jerry Rice, and Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino and WR Mark Duper.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:54:05 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 21 of his 32 pass attempts for 298 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons. He extended his NFL record with a TD strike in his 52nd consecutive game. The win was the 11th for Brees against the Falcons in 13 tries since joining the Saints.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:17:51 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have won 11 straight November games and 13 of their last 14. They are 17-6 in November over the past six years, and they've never had a losing record in the month. QB Drew Brees' passer rating has also been better in November than any other month in his career (97.5). And in the current 11-game winning streak, his rating is 109.1 in November.