How is Week 15 here already? The New Orleans Saints are so deep into the regular season that it’s almost easy to take it for granted, and to start looking ahead towards the playoffs. But their upcoming game with the world champion Kansas City Chiefs can’t be overlooked, and they’re preparing to give the champs their best shot.
But it won’t be easy if the Saints aren’t at full strength. Half a dozen players did not participate in Wednesday’s practice, and we’ll have to wait and see whether any of that inaction was just precautionary as the week marches on.
One big update you won’t find on the injury report is the return of Drew Brees. The starting quarterback was designated to return to practice, though he’s still on the injured reserve list while recovering from fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. He can be activated at any time during the next three weeks, but we don’t know for certain when that may be. And because he hasn’t been activated, he won’t be listed on the injury report just yet.
For now, here’s everything you need to know following the week’s first practice session: