Drew Brees is back.
The team had been holding Brees out since Aug. 1 for precaution after the signal-caller suffered a minor oblique strain. Core injuries can be nagging and troublesome, especially for a quarterback's throwing torque, so the Saints wanted to be sure Brees was fully healthy.
Brees plans to take the field next weekend, too.
"Today was my first day to be full-go," Brees said. "I've been taking it very slow. I wanted to make sure it was all good. I'm still not 100 percent, but I hope by Saturday I am."