Kristian: Drew Brees improving, Jenkins off PUP list
by Kristian Garic,posted Aug 10 2014 7:44PM
Don't Doubt Brees: Quarterback Drew Brees is still “day to day” with an oblique strain that’s held him out for over a week of practice. Brees has been diligently working his way back, and you can see incremental progress. “I have no doubt Drew will be ready for the season opener against Atlanta. There is no reason to push it right now and you can see him improving everyday,” said Hebert. Brees was working on the side today with WR Kenny Stills, throwing 15 to 20 yard passes and going through drops and footwork. Hebert said Brees looks fine: “He’s got plenty of zip on the football, and looks like he’s completely healthy.” While he’s not completely healthy, if this were a regular season game week, I would venture a guess that he would play.
No more PUP: Saints nose tackle John Jenkins was in full pads today at practice; coach Sean Payton explained Jenkins has been removed from the PUP list. Jenkins did participate on a limited basis during individual drills, but did not take any reps in team drills. Payton said they’re going to ease Jenkins into practice and slowly increase his work load. Offensive lineman Ben Grubbs also returned to the practice field after battling some soreness in his back. Like Jenkins, Grubbs will be slowly eased back into practice after missing over a week of camp.
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P-Rob: Saints CB Patrick Robinson left mid-way through practice today for an undisclosed reason. Payton referenced his policy of not discussing injuries in camp: “No update!” he said and quickly moved onto the next question. Robinson is having a solid preseason and has been working with the first team defense for most of camp, especially after Champ Bailey has missed some time. “P-Rob has been really good this camp, and you hope it’s nothing serious. With Bailey out, the Saints are getting thin at the conerback spot,” explained the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert.