Week 16 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Thursday
Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Brees is being described as “day-to-day” with a plantar fascia injury in his foot. He is hoping to finish the season, so for now we’re expecting him to play through the injury. He said he has “every intention” of playing on Sunday. The Saints play late, so if his status is still up in the air, it will put owners in a tough spot.
Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hoyer is working his way back and may be able to return since the Texans are still in the playoff hunt. If he can’t play, Brandon Weeden would get the start.