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NFL Network's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday afternoon that the Saints contacted the Rams about a potential trade up in the NFL Draft.  The Saints are sitting at #10, the Rams at #2. The Rams have never been afraid to move around -- they traded up from #26 to #24 to get RB Steven Jackson, and down from #11 to #15 to get CB Tye Hill. Giving up the #2 spot to drop to #10 is a big deal. We could see the Saints having to cough up a 2nd & 4th rounder to make the move. They're obviously willing to part with at least a 2nd because they already offered it to the Giants for Jeremy Shockey.

Mike Triplett of the Times-Picayune reports: "Saints left tackle Jammal Brown is doubtful for Sunday's game at Houston after missing practice again on Friday with a strained calf. It looks like he will be replaced by second-year backup Zach Strief."

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Saints HC Sean Payton told reporters he plans to change up the lineup a bit, and doesn't plan on any trades before the deadline to bring in new blood. "There isn't going to be any new guy coming in the building to save the day here," Payton said. "The Lone Ranger's not going to come riding in here with the right plan to all of a sudden turn things around. It's going to happen from within." Payton needs to start Lance Moore at WR. He also needs to change the play-calling (where's the vertical stuff?) and ask LT Jammal Brown what's wrong too. Is his August knee problem still bothering him? Brown was temporarily benched in the 2nd quarter vs. Carolina for an illegal formation penalty that scratched a Brees TD pass to Aaron Stecker. We thought Brees might be a bounce-back candidate but if he couldn't do anything vs. Carolina at home, after a bye, what will he do at Seattle with the 12th Man spitting and screaming for 60 minutes?

Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29 of 45 passes for 225 yards with 0 TDs & 4 INTs vs. the Titans. He's at the bottom of nearly every passing category and there doesn't seem to be a specific reason. Joe Horn didn't mean that much to the Saints last year because he was hurt half the time. Marques Colston also missed all or part of 5 games last year and Brees still nearly snagged MVP honors. The offensive line is much healthier than 20 other teams' units too. Brees has 1 TD pass in 130 pass attempts - to go along with 7 INTs and 2 lost fumbles. Sheesh.

Saints QB Drew Brees endured his worst game as a pro last night vs. Indianapolis, completing 28-of-41 for 192 yards with 0 TDs and 2 INTs. Another sure INT was dropped by Colts safety Antoine Bethea. Brees was flirting with the NFL record-low 6.2 yards per completion in one game until some garbage tosses lifted his averge to 6.8. The Saints were only in the red zone once and averaged 4.4 yards per offensive play. Brees & Co. will likely ignite a fantasy panic but we're gonna write this one off. Losing big to the defending Super Bowl champion on the road isn't a crime, and they have 10 days to rest up for Tampa Bay (away) and Tennessee (home). If there haven't been any fantasy fireworks after those two games, then it's time to regroup.

The Times Picayune reports: "Saints All-Pro left tackle Jammal Brown suffered a right knee injury during the Saints' morning practice session on Tuesday and needed to be carted from the field. The severity of the injury is unknown, but the concern was evident as General Manager Mickey Loomis, Coach Sean Payton and even owner Tom Benson gathered around the fallen Pro Bowler while trainers treated him." This is big news if Brown's out for an extended period.

Saints LT Jammal Brown's knee injury is a bone bruise inside the knee but he should be back at practice soon. Drew Brees can exhale now.

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FOX's John Czarnecki reports Saints QB Drew Brees will play a few snaps and give way to Jamie Martin. We were wondering if Brees would even dress at all.

Saints QB Drew Brees dislocated his left (non-throwing) elbow during the second series of the Pro Bowl on Saturday. Saints officials released a statement saying Brees' X-rays were negative for fractures or ligament damage. He should be ready for minicamps in May. We're not worried after watching him shake off that horrific right shoulder injury and post MVP-type stats in 2006. In fact, Brees almost joined Garrison Hearst as the only 2-time NFL Comeback Player award winner when he finished 2nd to Chad Pennington last season. reports Saints QB Drew Brees is on pace for 5,037 passing yards, just 47 yards off the record-pace for 5,084 set by Dan Marino in 1984. Brees lit up the Atlanta Falcons yesterday for 349 yards & 2 TDs, his 5th straight 300-yard game. He was aided by a 48-yard Hail Mary TD at halftime (knock it down!) but when you're this hot everything falls your way. He almost had a 3rd TD to Devery Henderson (who already caught a 76-yarder) on a quick hook but it was knocked away. The amazing thing is that Brees is still torching opponents with Joe Horn and Marques Colston going on and off the field with injuries, plus no measurable contributions whatsoever from a tight end. Next up is a home game with San Francisco.

Saints LT Jammal Brown (ankle) is out. Drew Brees will get some designed rollouts, moving pockets, etc. to get away from the Bucs' blitzes off that side.

Rookie LT Zach Strief (Northwestern) will likely start for Jammal Brown in Tampa Bay. Brown's ankle is "very sore" per HC Sean Payton. Strief is a 6'7/349-lb Mack truck but we doubt he's fully prepared for 60 minutes at Raymond James Stadium.

One play last week vs. Philadelphia defined Drew Brees' season: On 3rd-and-goal at the Eagles' 7-yard line, with 15 seconds to go, Brees dropped back and whipped a quick slant to WR Marques Colston. Colston told reporters he wasn't even the primary read and didn't think the ball would come to him. "But," he said, "I knew if it did, it would hit me in stride and the rest would be up to me." Touchdown Saints, and a 17-3 lead, instead of 13-3 after a field goal. For all the talk about New Orleans' 2-headed RB attack, Brees is actually 4th in the NFL with 207 pass attempts. His surgically-repaired arm has been busier than anyone's except Jon Kitna, Marc Bulger, and Donovan McNabb. But he's only thrown 4 INTs, less than 17 other QBs. Brees is a top-8 fantasy QB in all scoring formats. Time to call Brees an every-week starter? Maybe. Dissenting opinions would come from looking at the Saints' schedule. He's off this week, then 4 of his next 5 opponents - Baltimore (home), Tampa Bay (road), Pittsburgh (road), Cincinnati (home), Atlanta (road) - rank in the top-5 in interceptions. The Saints' last 4 opponents are Dallas, Washington, New York Giants, & Carolina. On the flip side, with 4 great skill players in Bush, Horn, Colston & McAllister you can't discount Brees in 12-team leagues going forward...

Saints QB Drew Brees passed for 176 yards & 1 TD vs. Cleveland. We thought his shoulder looked fine. He tried a half-dozen deeper passes but only connected on one to Marques Colston for 20 yards. He didnâ??t utilize the speedy Joe Horn and misfired on several of his crossing routes. The duo connected just twice in 8 tries. Drew needed a game to knock to the rust out of his shoulder and now he faces a Packers defense that might be one of the worst squads in the league. They allowed the Bears offense 20 points in Week 1 and gave up a huge 49-yard pass TD. The Saints also face stiffer competition over the next three weeks against Atlanta, Carolina and Tampa Bay.

Reggie Bush is basically the #2 pass option behind Joe Horn now that Donte' Stallworth is gone. We inched his receiving numbers up a bit. Even when Deuce McAllister is out there, Bush might be lined up at flanker and H-back. Drew Brees has a new safety valve like Antonio Gates, only this one can take a flare pass to the hizzy.

A report on Drew Brees from one of our Saints correspondents who attended the intrasquad scrimmage: "If you didn't know that he was rehabbing from shoulder surgery, you certainly couldn't tell by his performance. Lot of zip on ball - threw two interceptions - looked weakest when he was avoiding the rush and throwing on the run. Arm strength fine. For a guy coming back from his surgery he was great, no ill effects apparently at all. If Brees was the next best QB on my board and I needed a QB the injury would not stop me from picking him. He looked absolutely normal." Overall Brees completed 10-for-16 passes for 83 yards, including a 15-yard completion off his back foot to WR Devery Henderson. Brees also led the first-team offense to a 48-yard field goal by John Carney. His rehab from labrum surgery has been a success.

In the season opener on Sept. 10, the New Orleans Saints will face the Cleveland Browns, who might be missing their best two corners. CB Gary Baxter is out 3-4 weeks with a strained left pectoral muscle. Baxter missed the last 10 games of last season with a torn right pectoral muscle. Their other starting CB, Daylon McCutcheon, just had arthroscopic knee surgery and could miss the first 2-3 games. Leigh Bodden (13 career starts) and Antonio Perkins (0) might be the starters on opening day -- something HC Romeo Crennel didn't anticipate. Drew Brees & Co. won't shed a tear over it.

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