Somewhere an NBC executive will not be happy reading NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport's latest report on Drew Brees.
Per Rapoport, Brees is dealing with a sprain in his rotator cuff, not a bruise. The difference in the injury designation is that the sprain indicates some structural damage in the shoulder, a tiny tear in the rotator cuff.
"He tried to throw on Friday morning," Rapoport said of Brees. "My understanding is that he was not close to being ready, just a couple short throws. He's dealing with inflammation, he's dealing with pain and he's dealing with weakness."
McCown is getting the start this week versus the Carolina Panthers. The backup has thrown just one NFL pass since 2012 and hasn't completed a pass since Week 12, 2011.