Brees did not suit up for the team’s preseason opener last week against the St. Louis Rams after being limited by a left oblique injury. He has been held out of practice for the past few weeks, but was seen wearing full pads during the team’s practice on Tuesday.
Backup Luke McCown saw a majority of the action against the Rams and third-stringer Ryan Griffin saw time in the second half. Griffin completed 16 passes on 23 attempts for 179 yards and one touchdown.
- Scooby Axson