By Eric Schmidt

The New Orleans Saints and QB Drew Brees have been locked in contract talks this offseason, but the team needs him more than ever after Wednesday. New Orleans had been conducting team OTAs and mini-camps without the services of Drew Brees with QB Chase Daniel taking the majority of the snaps with the first team. Daniel fractured his thumb on Monday and will not be able to throw the football for the next three weeks. Team officials to the media that they expect him to be ready for training camp.

Daniels told reporters that if the Saints had to play a game on this Sunday that he would be able to play. That statement might be a bit more bravado than reality as Saints officials described the injury as a hairline fracture of his thumb.

This offseason, the Saints added veteran journeyman Luke McCown to the roster. Sean Canfield is back for his second season with the club as well.The Saints lost another player in workouts, DE Greg Romeus. Romeus will be lost for the season after tearing his anterior ligament as well as his medial collateral ligament “just running down the field” according to interim head coach Joe Vitt.

Unrelated to the rash of injuries, the Saints scrapped their final day of OTAs and the team took to the links to play a round of golf. Vitt told reporters that this practice is something the team does every season and he was just wanting to continue the tradition which was started by head coach Sean Payton.

 

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