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Drew Brees

Drew Brees - #9 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 209 lbs.
Birthday 01/15/1979
Birthplace Austin, TX
College Purdue
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 2nd round, 1st pick by Chargers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
96.3 5177 43

FB Evans announces retirement; to join NFL Network

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
Former Saints FB Heath Evans announced Wednesday he will retire after a 10-year NFL career.

Strief strong favorite to become Saints' right tackle

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Zach Strief is expected to fill the void created by ORT Jon Stinchcomb's departure, but Charles Brown is getting a chance to compete for the job.

RBs Foster, Tate power Texans past Saints

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half of the Texans' 27-14 win over the Saints.

Saints RB Thomas: Odd man out or committee approach in 2011?

Posted Aug. 18, 2011 @ 11:03 p.m. ET
Will RB Pierre Thomas lose his spot in the Saints' backfield with first-round pick Mark Ingram now on the scene? We look at the position from a fantasy perspective.

Saints sign former Dolphins RB Cobbs

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
The Saints signed former Dolphins RB and special-teams contributor Patrick Cobbs on Tuesday.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
The Saints are preparing to be without their best defensive end, Will Smith, for the first four games while he serves a suspension. PFW goes inside the NFC South to examine each club's outlook for 2011.

Poll: Saints-Packers most highly anticipated Week One game

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
PFW readers say that they are eagerly anticipating the season-opening matchup of the past two Super Bowl champions at Lambeau Field.

Dolphins sign LB Mitchell

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
The Dolphins announced Monday that they have signed LB Marvin Mitchell.

Room for Thomas in Saints' backfield

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Pierre Thomas started the Saints' first preseason game, but he was outperformed by first-round pick Mark Ingram, who is well on his way to locking up the job as the featured back.

Strong defense catalyst for Saints' rout

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
New Orleans recorded six sacks and RB Mark Ingram rushed for a 14-yard TD as the Saints defeated the visiting 49ers 24-3 on Friday.

Saints RB Ivory has sports hernia surgery

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed after practice Friday that second-year RB Chris Ivory has undergone sports hernia surgery.

C Kreutz signs with Saints

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Saints reached an agreement with former Bears C Olin Kruetz on Friday.

Saints sign S Oliver

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
The Saints announced the signing of S Paul Oliver on Tuesday evening.

Reports: Saints nab DT Franklin

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Saints pulled a stunner, signing one of the best free agents available, DT Aubrayo Franklin, according to multiple reports.

Saints, first-round DE Jordan agree to terms

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Saints inked their final draft pick on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with DE Cameron Jordan.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 30, 2013
Brees says the Saints are ready to put the bounty scandal "to bed," be gracious Super Bowl hosts and look forward to next season. Brees has been an ambassador for New Orleans since he arrived in 2006, and is maintaining that role with a busy schedule this week as the Big Easy prepares to host its first Super Bowl in more than a decade on Sunday.||||||| The Saints entered 2012 believing they were contenders to be the first team to play a Super Bowl on its home field. Then came the NFL's bounty probe of the Saints and sanctions including the season-long suspension of coach Sean Payton, followed by a losing season. Brees says he's disappointed, but ready to help showcase his adopted home town's resurgence now.
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Brees was 29 of 43 passing for 396 yards with four touchdowns and one interceptions in the Saints' loss to Carolina on Sunday.||||||| Brees passed for 5,177 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times. He also had 43 touchdowns, making him the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs in consecutive seasons. Brees is one of four quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for 5,000.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
Brees has passed for more than 5,000 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times.||||||| Brees surpassed the coveted yardage mark with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. That was also the 41st scoring pass for the season for Brees, the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs in consecutive seasons.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Brees completed 37 of 53 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints' win over the Cowboys on Sunday.||||||| Brees has seven touchdowns with no interceptions in his last two games.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Brees was 26 of 39 for 307 yards and tied a season high with four touchdowns on Sunday against the Buccaneers.||||||| Brees has thrown for 300 yards in eight of New Orleans' 14 games this season.

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