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Saints quarterback Drew Brees will not play against the Panthers

Saints quarterback Drew Brees will not play against the Panthers

Drew Brees will be sidelined for New Orleans' game at Carolina on Sunday, when the Saints will try to avoid falling to 0-3.

Brees, who is recovering from a bruised rotator cuff in his right (throwing) shoulder, will be replaced in the lineup by 12-year veteran Luke McCown, Saints Coach Sean Payton said Friday.

Payton said resting Brees this weekend was not a difficult decision. Payton also declined to forecast whether Brees would return the following week against Dallas.

“Just where he's at in the rehab and his strength, I think he felt — I think we all felt — like it would be too early, him playing...

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