The 13-time Pro Bowler downplayed the limited designation with the media following practice, telling reporters he's been limited on Wednesdays for years.
"It's pretty standard," he said.
When asked about his shoulder being wrapped up, though, the veteran was somewhat coy.
"I'm 41 years old, I've got a lot of stuff going on. Just keep ticking," he said.
Brees has started all seven games so far this season for the 5-2 Saints. He missed five starts in 2019 with a thumb injury.
The signal-caller was part of a rather star-studded Wednesday injury report for New Orleans that included running back Alvin Kamara (foot) and wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) also having limited tags.