Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Brees Will Return Sunday

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Brees Will Return Sunday

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Drew Brees is expected to return as the starter for the host New Orleans Saints against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night at Mercedes- Benz Superdome.

"We're planning on starting him, based on the work week,"coach Sean Paytonsaid.

"He's thrown well. I thought he looked sharp today."

Brees missed the Saints' 27-22 loss Sunday in Carolina because of a bruised rotator cuff in his right (throwing) shoulder. The injury occurred on a hit in New Orleans' Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay.

Brees then did not throw in practice in Week 3, but started taking first-team snaps at practice again this week, saying that he planned to steadily expand the variety of throws he attempted as the week wore on.

"He looks good. He's been throwing it good and having good zip on it," said Saints running back Mark Ingram.


Quarterback Andrew Luck likely will be a game-time decision to play against Jacksonville. He was listed as questionable Friday after he was limited in practice for the third day in a row with a sore right shoulder. …

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