Saints QB Drew Brees has missed only one game since joining the Saints in 2006, but his slow recovery from a strained oblique is reason enough to make people nervous.
QB Drew Brees was in pads for Tuesday’s practice with the Saints – his first time suiting up since he strained an oblique muscle on August 1st. However, Brees has not yet made his return to walkthroughs or drills, according to reporter Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Brees is in pads but not going through walkthroughs. My guess is he’s not going to do much today, but wearing pads is a step forward.
— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) August 12, 2014
The Saints are 80-47 in eight years with Brees as the starter, going to and winning their only Superbowl in franchise history in 2009. Brees has set countless franchise and NFL records as well, becoming the only QB in NFL history to throw for over 5,000 yards on multiple occasions and being one of the most accurate throwers in NFL history.