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Brees has surgery on thumb; Saints to use 2 QBs play

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By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

SEATTLE -- Sean Payton declined to name a starter for the New Orleans Saints' first game without Drew Brees on Sunday at Seattle, saying, "We'll approach this game with two quarterbacks" in veteran Teddy Bridgewater and dual-threat athlete Taysom Hill.

Brees underwent surgery on his right (throwing) thumb on Wednesday. And though Payton refused to speculate on a timetable for Brees' recovery, the coach did say the Saints are not planning to place himon injured reserve -- which would require him to miss eight weeks.

The veteran QB posted a picture post-surgery, calling the procedure a success. ...

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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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New Orleans' Super Bowl Hopes Now Rest on Teddy Bridgewater Following Drew Brees' Injury

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By By Mark Ross | Athlon Sports

In March, the New Orleans Saints made Teddy Bridgewater the highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL. With Drew Brees now sidelined for at least the next six weeks, the Saints (1-1) will find out what kind of return they will get on their investment.

Brees suffered a thumb injury in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams when his hand made contact with defensive tackle Aaron Donald's hand after throwing a pass. After the game, the fear was that he had torn a ligament in his thumb on his throwing hand, a diagnosis that was confirmed by a hand specialist.

Brees underwent thumb surgery and is expected to miss anywhere from six to eight weeks. His absence could be longer, depending on the surgery, his recovery, and whether New Orleans places him on injured reserve.

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NFL Picks Week 3: Follow The Yellow Flag Road

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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After two weeks, the New Orleans Saints find themselves with a 1-1 record which, like last year, represents the best start the team has had over the first two weeks since 2013. That’s about where the good news ends. The Saints are without future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees for the foreseeable future, and the team is coming off an embarrassing loss in Los Angeles. Things certainly won't get any easier with a trip to the Pacific Northwest, where the Sean...
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Sean Payton has the brains, bravado to win without Drew Brees

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SEATTLE -- The timing was impeccable.

Coach Sean Payton just signed a five-year extension with the New Orleans Saints before Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Rams.

Then his role suddenly became more important than ever when quarterback Drew Brees suffered a thumb injury that could sideline him for at least six weeks.

“I think this is what he lives for, making these types of game plans and being tested in certain situations like this,” Saints guard Larry Warford...
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Seahawks not fretting over Saints QB choice

  • News source: Darin Gantt
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Saints coach Sean Payton won’t say which quarterback he’s starting this week, hanging on to the perceived advantage of the unknown.

But the Seahawks aren’t worrying too much about how things might change if the Saints put Taysom Hill on the field alongside of instead of Teddy Bridgewater.

“You’ve got to know where he is,’’ Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright said of Hill, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “But you can’t get too caught up in [worrying about where...
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DK Metcalf is having fun, and looking for a hobby

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf has gotten off to a fast start in the NFL, with 150 receiving yards and a touchdown in his first two games. And one thing about the professional level has stood out to him.

“How fun it is, it’s just like playing in college,” Metcalf told reporters on Wednesday. “I’m happy for my teammates every time they score or get a first down. My energy level is just like playing back in college.”

Part of the fun for Metcalf includes showcasing his...
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Brees or no Brees, Saints' players ready to answer the call and chase Super Bowl dreams

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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SEATTLE - Don't start shoveling that dirt and burying the Saints' season just yet.

The Saints players surely aren't.

With Drew Brees or without him, they know the show must go on. Their expectations havent changes one bit.

Just ask Alvin Kamara, who had this to say when a reporter asked him if the team still had Super Bowl aspirations.

"Do I still have a fleur-de-lis on my helmet?" Kamara answered. "Alright then."

Not that you should have expected any other...
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What They’re Saying: Sean Payton, Pete Carroll, Teddy Bridgewater, Taysom Hill on Saints-Seahawks week

  • News source: Justin Macione
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New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

Media Conference Call

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Can you give us any update on Drew Brees?

“The latest today, he will have surgery on his thumb. It will be done in Los Angeles. I am not going to speculate on a recovery timeframe, but I know just having texted with him and visited with our trainers and doctors (that) we are optimistic. I know it is being done this afternoon.

I know you won’t speculate on an injury...
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Who's officiating Saints vs. Seahawks? NFL announces referees for game

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Veteran NFL official Ron Torbert will be lead the referee for the Saints-Seahawks matchup in Seattle on Sunday.

Torbert, a Michigan State graduate, has an been an NFL official for 20 years.

These are the officials who'll join Tobert on the field:

Officiating has been a major topic for the Saints in the past three games, each one prompting the NFL to concede that mistakes were made at key moments.

Against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2, Walt Anderson's crew...
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Biggest Week 3 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams - Latest on Johnson, Singletary, Williams and more

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Quarterbacks around the league have fallen victim to a variety of maladies in recent weeks, and following Week 2, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees and Cam Newton joined the ranks of passers on the shelf.

But there's more to the sport than just the players behind center, and just about every team has a key player in question as we look ahead to Week 3. NFL Nation reporters provide the latest intel from inside every locker room:

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Saints at Seahawks Wednesday Injury Report: Drew Brees and Tre’Quan Smith do Not Practice

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QB Drew Brees who had surgery this afternoon on his right thumb missed practice. No surprise there. WR Tre’Quan Smith ankle also did not practice.

The following players were all limited. WR Ted Ginn Jr. thigh, RB Zach Line knee, G Andrus Peat ankle, and DT Sheldon Rankins achilles.

While that may seem a lot for week two, it’s nothing compared to the Seahawks.

Not practicing were G Ethan Pocic neck, CB Neiko Thorpe hamstring, S Tedric Thompson hamstring, and G D.J...
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Far from Shy, Saints rookie Tuttle has forced his way onto the field

  • News source: Rene Nadeau
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When defensive tackle Shy Tuttle stepped into the starting lineup in the season opener against the Houston Texans, it marked a milestone in Saints franchise history. It had been 47 seasons since an undrafted rookie at that position had started to open a season.

On Sept. 16, 1973 against the Atlanta Falcons, undrafted rookie Elex Price was a starter for the Black and Gold, alongside veteran Bob Pollard. The Yazoo City, Mississippi native played at Alcorn State before...
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2 Saints miss Wednesday practice, 4 more limited

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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SEATTLE — Two New Orleans Saints players did not practice on Wednesday due to injury: quarterback Drew Brees and wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith.

Brees underwent surgery for his right thumb on Wednesday, saying the surgery was "successful," and Smith left the game against the Rams with an ankle injury.

Four players were limited in practice, as wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. has a thigh injury, fullback Zach Line has a knee injury, offensive lineman Andrus Peat has an...
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Drew Brees posts on social media after surgery

  • News source: Charean Williams
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Drew Brees had a smile on his face and a cast on his hand after coming out of surgery Wednesday.

The Saints quarterback used social media to post an update on his surgically repaired thumb.

“Step 1. Complete…successful surgery. This is my attempt at giving everybody a [thumbs up],” Brees wrote.

Dr. Steven Shin performed the surgery in Los Angeles.

The Saints have offered no timetable on a return, but they will not place Brees on injured reserve. Reports on Monday...
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Saints complete more roster moves

  • News source: Don Kellum
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The Saints completed more roster moves today in the wake of multiple injuries to key contributors.

Yesterday, wide receiver Keith Kirkwood was placed on injured reserve which prompted the team to promote rookie UDFA Lil’Jordan Humphrey to the active roster from the practice squad.

Humphrey impressed in preseason after signing with the team out of the University of Texas, hauling in 4 receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown.

Linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong was...
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Seeking an edge, Payton leaves door open for two-quarterback system without Brees

  • News source: Ed Daniels
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For you Louisiana football fans who double as seasoned citizens, you have experienced the two quarterback system before.

At LSU in the 1970’s, head coach Charley McClendon had Bert Jones and Paul Lyons. Later that same decade, current LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger alternated with David Woodley.

At Tulane in the early ’70’s, head coach Bennie Ellender went with Steve Foley and Terry Looney.

Welcome to Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill.

Saints head...
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Saints add linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey to active roster

  • News source: Jude Young
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The Saints have now filled their two remaining open roster spots by signing veteran linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong as a free agent and promoting rookie wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey from their practice squad.

Armstrong has spent time with the Browns, Giants, 49ers, Raiders and Rams since entering the league in 2013 and has been used mostly on special teams.

Humphrey signed with New Orleans after going undrafted out of the University of Texas. He made four catches...
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