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Height/Weight: 6-0/209 | Birthdate: 1/15/1979 | Birthplace: Austin, TX, USA | Team: New Orleans | College: Purdue | NFL Experience: 15 | Owned/Started%: 99/94 | Average Draft Position: 32.43
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Saints' Drew Brees ends glove experiment


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Saints quarterback Drew Brees wore a glove on his left (non-throwing) hand during OTAs last week. 

The experiment was short-lived, as the glove was gone at Tuesday's practice. 

"I just experimented with it just kind of for fun when it came to just grip," Brees said, per NOLA.com. "I'm really just a bare hand guy but I think there are times when it can be necessary.So at least just having a feel for it in case that time does come it's not the first time I've ever done it."


Saints QB Brees on Graham: 'Can't dwell on who you don't have'


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/28/2015) Saints quarterback Drew Brees lost a huge offensive weapon in tight end Jimmy Graham this offseason, but the Pro Bowler is still confident in the weapons he'll have this year, per The Times-Picayune.

"You can't dwell on who you don't have," Brees said."I love Ben Watson and Josh Hill and I feel like they can make a big impact for us."

The Saints traded Graham to the Seahawks this offseason, but added runningback C.J. Spiller, who has already impressed Brees.

"There's really nothing he can't do," Brees said of Spiller.

Graham caught 85 passes for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns last season for the Saints.


Saints' Drew Brees says young receivers keep him sharp


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 36 years old, but the team's young stable of wide receivers helps keep him fresh. 

"That's good. That creates a sense of urgency. And I like that. Because it kind of takes me back to basics, too," Brees said, per the Times Picayune. "All of a sudden I have to communicate and verbalize a route or a concept or a thought process in regards to something, so it just reiterates it to me, hey, what were the origins of this route and how have we developed it over time and how has it evolved? How have we gotten to this point?"


Drew Brees: Garrett Grayson fits in well


(5/20/2015) Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't hate his potential replacement Garrett Grayson, in fact, he likes him, per The Times-Picayune.

"I like him," Brees said. "He's fit in well with our quarterback room. We're guys that we like to have fun, certainly want to work, want to push each other and compete and he falls right in line with that."

Grayson was the Saints' first pick in the third round of this year's NFL draft.


Saints' Payton: I did not speak with Brees before drafting Grayson


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Saints coach Sean Payton told reporters he did not speak with Drew Brees prior to the draft, per the team's website. With the 75th overall pick, New Orleans selected Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson, who will compete with Ryan Griffin and Luke McCown to serve as Brees' backup next season.

"No, no. I think every year we are just constantly evaluating the players at positions," Payton said, per the team's official website. "I think it would be different if all of a sudden we are taking a quarterback in the first round and we had a different vision, but in our case it is pretty clear, we love our starter.

"It gives the young players behind him a chance to mature and develop. Look, nothing is given to any of these guys, you guys have been here long enough to see us operate as a staff. Garrett (Grayson) is going to have to come in and compete with Ryan (Griffin). He is going to have to compete with Luke (McCown), but no."


Saints' first rounder Andrus Peat honored to get to block for Drew Brees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat was selected by the Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He's looking forward to the opportunity to get to block for quarterback Drew Brees

"That’s such a huge honor to play for the Saints and block for Drew Brees," he told the media on Friday, per Saints.com. "I grew up watching the Saints and him, and it’s pretty special to be playing with them. I’m excited to come in, work, and just get better as a football player."


QB Drew Brees expects to retire with Saints


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Despite the trade rumors that were being floated around by the NFL media, Saints quarterback Drew Brees expects to retire with the team, reports the Times-Picayune.

Asked if he planned to retire with the Saints, Brees said, "I do, absolutely."

"But I also understand the reality of the business," he added. "You got to perform, you know. You got to give them reason to keep you around."

"I'll be honest with you, I really did not pay attention one bit," Brees said in an interview Thursday with WWL AM 870 radio.

"This is that time of year where I am very focused on family. ... I have a close enough relationship with everybody within the Saints organization that if something was going on, I would have heard about it from them. If there was any seriousness, you know, reality (to the rumors), that would be discussed. Anything that I hear or get wind of is typically false. False reports."

In 2014, Brees finished with his fewest touchdown passes (33) since 2010. Over his 14 seasons in the NFL, the 36-year-old has thrown for 56,033 yards with 396 touchdowns and 194 interceptions.


Saints GM: Drew Brees will not be traded


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) With speculation growing over Saints quarterback Drew Brees being on the trade block, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis denied the reports, according to USA Today.

"Anybody who thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that's just not true," Loomis said.

Brees, 36, is expected to have a cap hit of nearly $27 million in 2015 and struggled at times during the 2014 season.


Report: Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks only Saints not on trading block


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/12/2015) The Saints "appear to be shopping everyone but Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks," reports ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, adding the team is undergoing a "complete retool." New Orleans traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks and starting guard Ben Grubbs to the Chiefs.

The Saints reportedly are actively shopping wideout Kenny Stills, who caught 63 passes for 931 yards and three touchdowns last season.

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Saints don't plan to renegotiate Drew Brees' contract


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) The Saints are expected to be $20 million over the salary cap, the worst position of any team in the NFL. Despite that, head coach Sean Payton doesn't expect to save money by asking Drew Brees to take a pay cut.

Speaking with the media at the Indianapolis scouting combine on Thursday, Payton said, ""I don't think that's something that's going to be happening anytime soon"

Payton said he didn't think Brees or his agent had spoken to Saints GM Mickey Loomis about doing anything to reduce the quarterback's cap hit, which is expected to be $26.4 million in 2015. 


Saints QB Drew Brees' contract becomes guaranteed


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Saints quarterback Drew Brees' base salary of $18.75 million became guaranteed Wednesday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry. 

Brees, who threw for 4,952 yards and 33 touchdowns with 17 interceptions, is under contract with the Saints until 2016, when he is due $19.75 million. In the last three seasons with the Saints, Brees has thrown for 15,291 yards and 115 touchdowns.


Saints QB Brees overcomes picks in Sunday victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) A brutal performance by Saints quarterback Drew Brees turned into an acceptable one in the fourth quarter Sunday as he marched his team downfield for two touchdowns in a defeat of Tampa Bay.

Brees actually had his team moving at times before the stretch drive, but threw three interceptions to kill momentum. All of them were picked off deep in Buccaneers territory, including the first, which was snagged in the end zone.

He finished 24 of 38 for 281 yards and a 36-yard scoring strike to Marques Colston with 1:57 remaining to give New Orleans the victory. Brees was 14 of 22 for 184 yards in the second half.


Saints' Drew Brees unable to overcome costly turnovers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees was credited with three costly turnovers in his team's 30-14 defeat to the Falcons in Week 16.

Brees was picked off by Desmond Trufant in the first quarter and by Robert McClain in the fourth. On the final play of the game, Osi Umenyiora recovered a fumble from Brees and took it 86 yards for a touchdown to eliminate New Orleans from playoff contention.

Brees threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the fourth quarter for his only score of the day. He finished 30 of 47 for 313 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, registering a 72.4 passer rating. He was sacked five times and finished with 8 rushing yards on two carries.

Bress will face Tampa Bay to end the season.


Drew Brees nearly perfect in Monday night victory


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/15/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees continued his strong play on the road this season in Monday's 31-15 win at Chicago. Brees hit 29 of 36 throws, at one point completing 14 straight, for 375 yards and three touchdowns with no turnovers.

Brees extended his NFL-record streak of seasons with 30-plus touchdown passes to seven. He has 31 after throwing a pair to tight end Josh Hill on rollouts and a pretty 9-yarder to wideout Marques Colston.

Brees posted his 46th game with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown throws, tying Peyton Manning for the all-time NFL lead.

Brees came out on fire, hitting 18 of 20 passes for 226 yards and two scores in the first half. He could have had a bigger night had tight end Jimmy Graham corralled a contested end-zone fade late in the third quarter.

Brees will try to keep rolling Week 16 against Atlanta.


Drew Brees shows he's still no sure thing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2014) The most discouraging part about Drew Brees' performance Week 14 against Carolina, when he threw for 235 yards with one touchdown and one interception, is that it came just when he seemed to have figured things out, throwing for three touchdowns or more in three of his previous four games, including five last week at Pittsburgh.

That's the quarterback Fantasy owners were expecting to get when they drafted Brees in the second round, not this one with only one touchdown pass in three of his last six games.

Even with this performance -- which, by the way, could have been much worse considering he had just 64 yards heading into the fourth quarter -- Brees is still the third-best quarterback in standard CBSSports.com leagues since his bye in Week 6, only 14 points behind leader Peyton Manning, but he's lost the consistency that made him so valuable in the past.

Of course, consistency isn't a given with any quarterback these days. Just ask Manning owners about that. Any complaints you may have about Brees and his performance this season are relative to where you drafted him. You would have been thrilled with him as a fourth- or fifth-rounder.

Was it a disappointing performance? Yes, but he's shown in recent weeks he can still carry your team at times. Now isn't the time to rethink your quarterback situation, especially with a favorable matchup ahead Week 15 at Chicago.


Saints QB Drew Brees pads stats after poor performance


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The final numbers looked OK for Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday. But until garbage time, they were terrible.

Most of the game was garbage time for New Orleans in a drubbing by Carolina. Brees was a horrid 11 of 24 for 64 yards, no touchdowns and one interception after three quarters. He finished a more respectable 29 of 49 for 238 yards and added a 7-yard score to backup tight end in the fourth quarter.

Brees threw an interception on his second pass and it all went downhill from there. He will try to recover on Monday Night Football in Week 15 on the road against Chicago.


Saints' Drew Brees posts season-high five TD game vs. Steelers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees posted a clean stat line Sunday against the Steelers, going 19 of 27 for 257 yards and a season-high five touchdown passes with no interceptions. It was Brees' ninth career game with five touchdown passes, tying him with Peyton Manning for the most in NFL history. 

Brees completed at least one pass to nine receivers. Two of Brees' touchdowns came in the first half to tight end Benjamin Watson and fullback Erik Lorig. Then, in the second half, Brees found rookie wide receiver Nick Toon for his first career touchdown. 

Brees finished off his day with a 69-yard touchdown to Kenny Stills, followed by a 3-yard touchdown to Marques Colston. 

Brees will look to stay hot next week at home against Carolina. 


Drew Brees posts 11th career 400-yard game


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/25/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 35 of 45 throws for 420 yards and three touchdowns with an interception in Monday's loss to the Ravens. It was Brees' 11th career 400-yard game, and it included his third pick-six this season.

Brees was under tremendous pressure by the Ravens, who sacked him four times and hit him at least four other times. He threw a pair of touchdowns to tight end Jimmy Graham and a pretty 26-yard score to wideout Marques Colston.

In the third quarter, a hurried Brees threw behind his receiver and Ravens safety Will Hill intercepted and ran 44 yards for a touchdown. Brees did not fumble, and he scrambled three times for 15 yards.

Brees visits the Steelers in Week 13.


Saints QB Drew Brees held in check at home Week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees was held to only one touchdown pass in Sunday's 27-10 defeat to the Bengals in Week 11.

Brees fired a 9-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills in the fourth quarter after being held in check through the first three quarters. He compiled 255 yards through the air while completing 33 of 41 pass attempts. He added one touchdown and no interceptions, registering a 100.7 passer ratinf.

Brees has been held to one touchdown pass for the third time this season. He has 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions through 10 games. He'll look to bounce back Week 12 against the Ravens.


Saints' Drew Brees throws three touchdowns in Week 10 loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw three touchdowns in a Week 10 loss to the 49ers. 

Brees completed 28 of 47 pass attempts for 292 yards, but also threw two interceptions.

Brees was almost the hero at the end of regulation when his Hail Marry pass was caught by tight end Jimmy Graham in the end zone. However, Graham was called for offensive pass interference, nullifying the winning score. Graham was on the receiving end on two of Brees' touchdowns, with wide receiver Brandin Cooks catching the other.

In overtime, Brees fumbled the ball after being sacked in Saints’ territory. The turnover led to the 49ers kicking the winning field goal.

The Saints will play at home against Cincinnati in Week 11.


Saints' Drew Brees overcomes early mistakes to secure first road win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees worked past a couple of early turnovers and scored two touchdowns to lead his team to their first road win of the season Week 9 at Carolina.

Brees had two turnovers over the first 10 minutes of the game. He was picked off by Dwan Edwards on a tipped pass from Kenny Stills on the opening drive of the night. On the ensuing drive, he lost a fumble after Erik Lorig got pushed back into him while trying to pass protect. 

Brees bounced back with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with three seconds remaining in the first half. He gambled on a 4th and goal in the third quarter, leaping over the goal line for a 1-yard score -- his first rushing touchdown of the season.

Brees compiled 297 yards through the air while completing 24 of 34 passes. He added one touchdown and one interception, registering a 94.9 passer rating. He was sacked four times and rushed for 2 yards and a score on four carries in a 28-10 victory.

The Saints will host the 49ers in Week 10.


Drew Brees shows he's still got it


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/28/2014) Go figure. Drew Brees finally had a performance befitting of Drew Brees against a Packers team that entered Week 8 having allowed the lowest passer rating of any team.

Of course, even though it was his first three-touchdown game this season, he now has six straight games with at least two touchdowns and four straight with at least 300 passing yards. Hard to say he's anything less than elite with those kinds of numbers, even if he hasn't quite performed up to his usual standards.

Obviously, he's a start for Thursday's game at Carolina. For more of my takeaways from Week 8 check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.


Drew Brees delivers best performance of 2014


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/26/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees put it all together Week 8 against the Packers and produced his first three-touchdown performance this season. Brees did not throw an incompletion in the second half, hitting all 11 of his throws, as New Orleans scored 28 points.

Brees finished 27 of 32 (84.4 percent) for 311 yards and three scores with no turnovers. After not throwing a touchdown pass in the first half, Brees tossed three in the first 20 minutes of the second half. He hit speedster Brandin Cooks with a picture-perfect 50-yarder, found tight end Jimmy Graham from 22 yards out and flicked an easy 2-yarder to tight end Josh Hill.

Brees posted a 138.4 passer rating and added a 6-yard rush. He'll visit the Panthers for Thursday Night Football.


Drew Brees still your starting quarterback


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) It hasn't quite been vintage Drew Brees, but the veteran's performance over the last handful of games for the Saints should be enough to alleviate Fantasy owners' concerns about his value.

Brees tossed two more touchdowns while racking up 342 yards through the air Sunday, en route to his fourth 20-plus point game in a row. Sure, in the past, 24 Fantasy points might have been a pretty ho-hum outing from Brees in a dome, but it is better than Fantasy owners' worst-case scenarios after he posted just 17 and 19 Fantasy points in the first two games of the season.

Brees has pretty clearly taken a step back this season, with 11 touchdowns to seven interceptions representing his worst ratio since 2010. Still, even a subpar Drew Brees is a starting Fantasy option, so don't let your disappointment in him cause you to overreact. Brees should be in your lineup for Week 8 against the Packers.   


Drew Brees passes for 340-plus yards for third straight week


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/19/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees hit 28 of 45 throws for 342 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 7 loss at Detroit, marking the third straight game he's passed for at least 340 yards. However, Brees threw late over the middle to wideout Marques Colston with just over three minutes left and was picked off by Lions safety Glover Quin.

With tight end Jimmy Graham hampered by a shoulder injury, Brees hooked up with deep threat Kenny Stills for a 46-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Earlier, Brees found fullback Austin Johnson for a 13-yard score.

Brees, who had a 13-yard rush, has thrown exactly two touchdowns in five straight games. He'll play the Packers in Week 8.