The Saints have a quick turnaround with a game against the Vikings on Christmas Day, Friday. The team didn't actually practice today but listed Smith as not being able to had they held a practice. The story also said Brees wasn't listed on the injury report. He returned last week after missing four games with a rib injury.
Drew Brees finished 15-of-34 for 234 yards and three touchdowns to go with the early pick. In his postgame press conference, he admitted that he was not all the way back to form.
“I think being able to throw the ball good enough and that was kind of a ramp up from last week into early this week and throughout practice,” Brees said. “I still have a little way to go, I’ll be honest. There are some things I am still kind of working on, but it is what it is.”
Happy Friday! We think. If Brees is feeling as close to 100% as he can considering the amount of injured ribs he was dealing with, then he could be in the QB1 picture against a susceptible Chiefs defense. There is plenty to be concerned about with a QB that needs to be able to have his torso functioning to complete passes downfield.
Stay tuned to 4for4 for more insight on the return of Brees to the Saints lineup.