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Brees believes health and safety of players at risk with Thursday games

Trey Hendrickson going down with an ankle injury was one of many for the Saints. Source: Nola.com Trey Hendrickson going down with an ankle injury was one of many for the Saints. Source: Nola.com

Alvin Kamara, A.J. Klein, Kenny Vaccaro, Senio Kelemete all left the Saints-Falcons game due to injuries, none of them returned.

The Saints played a brutal divisional game this past Sunday against Carolina. Four days later, it's back on the field against Atlanta. It's not enough rest and recovery most of the NFL players thinks. Quarterback Drew Brees echoed those sentiments after the Falcons loss.

"It's a 100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night. You understand what guys bodies go through in a game, and have to turn around and play four days later in a game. Look at the injury studies, they're off the charts. Is this smart when it pertains to guys healthy and safety? No, absolutely not," said Brees.

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