Brees will be evaluated over the next few days and is considered day-to-day. The Saints have Sunday off, which will give the quarterback at least another full day to rest.
Brees' strain is minor, but core body injuries do affect throwing motion and can be nagging. As with all aging players, it wouldn't be a surprise for the veteran signal-caller to sit out more than he'd like as the year progresses.
Here are some other injuries we are monitoring Saturday:
- No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney exited practice a bit early, dealing with what reportedly looked like a right leg injury. The Houston Texans linebacker had offseason sports hernia surgery. Coach Bill O'Brien downplayed Clowney leaving practice, saying the team is keeping its rookie on a "pitch count."
Check back soon for more injury news from around the NFL.