Saints QB Brees dealing with shoulder soreness
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was limited in practice Thursday for the second straight day as he deals with a sore passing (right) shoulder.
The 41-year-old Brees downplayed the situation after Wednesday’s practice and it is unclear whether there is any chance of him not being available for Sunday’s NFC South showdown between the Saints (5-2) and the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-2).
The contest is also a battle between Brees and Tom Brady, 43, with the latter having thrown an all-time leading 561 touchdown passes, one ahead of Brees.
Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston are the New Orleans backups at quarterback. Winston spent the previous five seasons with the Buccaneers.
Brees has completed an NFL-high 73.1 percent of his passes while passing for 1,898 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
Receiver Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) was limited in practice for the second straight day. Running back Alvin Kamara (foot) was a full participant on Thursday after being limited one day earlier.
–Field Level Media