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Payton plans to hold back Brees in 2016 training camp practices

Drew Brees is entering the final year of his contract. (Source: Mark Lagrange) Drew Brees is entering the final year of his contract. (Source: Mark Lagrange)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton plans to hold quarterback Drew Brees out of some training camp practices this summer in West Virginia. 

Payton voiced his thoughts on Brees with SiriusXM NFL Radio Tuesday morning.

“Two years ago, he pulled his oblique in training camp, it hindered him a bit and bothered him. It was one of those injuries where when you are a thrower of any sort it’s hard not to activate it in the throwing motion. At the end of that season he spent a lot time with a handful of people on technique and mechanics. He’s one of those guys that’s very thorough with his preparation and recovery.
 
"There will be days in the schedule where we'll back off in the p.m. session. The two-a-days that we once knew really don't exist, so he may not throw in that p.m. But I would definitely say that he is mindful and has a pitch count and we kind of work as we progress into the games. Some of his better games these last two to three seasons have come on the short weeks where we have had more of walk-through-type practices.”

Brees is in the final year of his contract.

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