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Drew Brees Decides on Thumb Surgery, Recovery Timeline Unclear

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By John Newby | Popculture Sports

Sunday afternoon, the New Orleans Saints experienced two forms of heartache as they fell to the Los Angeles Rams in a one-sided battle while also losing quarterback Drew Brees for the foreseeable future. The Super Bowl champion and perennial Pro Bowler injured his thumb in a collision with defensive tackle Aaron Donald and was replaced by backup Teddy Bridgewater.

Monday, it was reported that Brees would be out for six weeks, but he was searching for a second opinion before deciding on how to attack his recovery. As of Tuesday afternoon, he has made his decision. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Brees will undergo surgery on his thumb Wednesday in Los Angeles. A timetable for his recovery is unknown at this point, but he should have a better idea following the procedure.

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Buffalo Wild Wings responds to tweet aimed at the Who Dat nation

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By Jonah Gilmore | BRProud

“Yeah, a little bit petty. I mean it’s pretty funny. For them to be downing the home team like that, it’s no reason for it.”

New Orleans Saints fans are throwing a flag at Buffalo Wild Wings because of this tweet.


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Saints place Keith Kirkwood on injured reserve

  • News source: Charean Williams
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The Saints placed receiver Keith Kirkwood on injured reserve, according to the NFL’s daily transactions report.

Kirkwood injured his hamstring during warmups Sunday. That left New Orleans with only three healthy receivers for the game against the Rams.

The second-year receiver saw time in eight games last season, starting one. He caught 13 passes for 209 yards with two touchdowns in 2018.

Kirkwood played in the Saints’ season opener but did not record any stats.
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Saints place WR Keith Kirkwood on injured reserve

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Another undrafted free agent surprise from last season has received bad news Tuesday.

Saints wide receiver Keith Kirkwood has been placed on the injured reserve, according to the NFL transactions list.

Kirkwood suffered a hamstring injury during warmups before Sunday’s game versus the Rams. The Temple product had 13 catches for 209 yards with two touchdowns in eight games in 2018.

Earlier in the day, the Saints released defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth, another...
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Saints roster moves: Keith Kirkwood to IR; Barrett to practice squad; Brees thumb latest; more

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The New Orleans Saints' roster has changed quite a bit over the past few days with a number of injuries and new signings.

The most glaring -- Drew Brees -- hasn't technically seen a change to his roster status, but he's chosen a doctor for the surgery that will keep him out for an extended period.

The Saints' roster has also seen multiple big names hit injured reserve and brought back a familiar face to the practice squad as the team preps for a Week 3 showdown on...
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Saints release practice squad DB Terrell Williams Jr.

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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SEATTLE — The New Orleans Saints have terminated the contract of practice squad defensive back Terrell Williams Jr., according to the NFL's transactions list.

Williams was an undrafted free agent out of Houston in 2018 and was initially signed by the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers released him in April and the Saints brought him aboard in May.

Williams had five total tackles in the 2019's preseason slate.

The move brings the practice squad roster to nine, but...
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Saints place WR Keith Kirkwood on IR after injury during warm-ups for Rams game

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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SEATTLE — New Orleans Saints wide receiver Keith Kirkwood has been placed on the injured reserve, according to the NFL's transactions list.

Kirkwood went down with a hamstring injury during warmups of the Saints' game against the Los Angeles Rams, leaving the Saints with just three receivers active for the game.

Kirkwood, a second-year receiver, saw time in eight games last season and started in one. He caught 13 passes for 209 yards with two touchdowns in 2018...
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Report: Saints re-sign QB J.T. Barrett to practice squad in aftermath of Brees injury

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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SEATTLE — The New Orleans Saints have re-signed quarterback J.T. Barrett to the practice squad, according to a report from NFL.com's Tom Pelissero.

The report comes mere hours after starting quarterback Drew Brees elected to undergo surgery for his torn tendon in the thumb on his throwing hand. Brees' surgery is Wednesday.

The Saints most recently waived Barrett on Aug. 1, just days into training camp. After the Saints waived him, the Seattle Seahawks signed him...
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Bruce Arians on NFC South QB injuries: You can’t think about that stuff

  • News source: Josh Alper
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The quarterback landscape of the NFC South has changed significantly in recent days.

Drew Brees is headed for thumb surgery and an extended absence from the Saints lineup. Cam Newton hasn’t looked right in the first two games, was out of Panthers practice on Tuesday and is uncertain to play this weekend. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan isn’t injured, but he has thrown five interceptions over the first two weeks of the year.

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was asked on...
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Walker: Sleepless in Seattle, Saints (minus Drew Brees) looking to work out the Week 2 kinks

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SEATTLE — The gray skies in Seattle on Tuesday afternoon matched the doom and gloom back home in New Orleans.

Drew Brees, after seeing a hand specialist Monday and getting a second opinion Tuesday, will have surgery Wednesday on his right thumb.

That was the big blow for the Saints. Then came another one when they placed starting linebacker Alex Anzalone on injured reserve Monday.

And if that wasn't enough of the Monday blues, the Saints players had to sit...
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Brees to have thumb surgery on Wednesday

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After having his injured passing hand examined by two specialists, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has decided to have surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, to be performed by Dr. Steven Shinn, he told ESPN's Ed Werder.

A timetable for his return won't be known until surgery is complete, a source said.

"I'm confident in the surgery that will take place and will dedicate myself to the rehab process to get back as quickly as I can," Brees told Werder in a text...
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Drew Brees to have surgery Wednesday

  • News source: Don Kellum
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Anyone holding out hope for a more optimistic timetable for Drew Brees’s return can stop now. After receiving a second opinion in Houston on his injured right thumb, Brees has opted to go ahead with the surgery.

Early reports indicated that Brees would be out 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament, but an actual timetable won’t be known until the extent of the damage is revealed after the operation.

The Teddy Bridgewater Era will start this Sunday when the team takes on...
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Agent: Saints release DT Taylor Stallworth

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An undrafted long shot last year made the team and contributed in New Orleans against the odds. One week into his second season, Taylor Stallworth has been released by the Saints according to his agent:


The University of South Carolina product played 318 snaps last season and saw action in both playoff games for the Saints. The 6-foot-2, 305-pound Stallworth’s snaps will likely be replaced in large part by offseason free agent acquisition Mario Edwards, who was...
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Brees opts for thumb surgery after second opinion

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Drew Brees decided to make sure it was necessary, and now the Saints quarterback has elected to have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb after seeing a second specialist in Houston. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported the details Tuesday:



Brees suffered the injury Sunday during the Saints’ loss in Los Angeles against Rams when the 40-year old hit his hand on pass rusher Aaron Donald’s arm on the follow through of a pass during the first half. Unable to...
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Saints release DT Taylor Stallworth; team 'extremely deep' at position, agent says

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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SEATTLE — The New Orleans Saints have released second-year defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth, according to his agent Brett Tessler.

Tessler tweeted the news on Tuesday afternoon, adding, "Extremely deep and talented group this year and I'll be surprised if he doesn't get claimed on waivers."

Stallworth was inactive on Sunday for the Saints' game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The 6-foot-2, 305-pound South Carolina product went undrafted in 2018, but made the...
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Report: Drew Brees to have surgery Wednesday, no timetable for his return

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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SEATTLE — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has chosen Dr. Steven Shin for his thumb surgery, which will be Wednesday, according to an ESPN report.

Brees elected to undergo surgery after receiving a second opinion from Dr. Tom Hunt in Houston.

"I'm confident in the surgery that will take place and will dedicate myself to the rehab process to get back as quickly as I can," Brees said in a text message to ESPN.

Brees was reportedly diagnosed with a torn...
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Saints cutting Taylor Stallworth

  • News source: Charean Williams
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The Saints are releasing defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth, his agent tweeted Tuesday.

Stallworth was inactive Sunday after playing 22 snaps on defense and five on special teams in the season opener, making one tackle.

Stallworth, 24, played 14 games with the Saints last season. He played 318 defensive snaps and five on special teams.

He has nine tackles, a sack, a quarterback hit and a fumble recovery in 15 career games.

Stallworth also played both postseason...
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