Report: Brees to miss minimum of 2 weeks after 2nd opinion

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Drew Brees, Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill Photo credit USA Today

Saying Drew Brees is “banged-up” is an understatement. The 41-year-old was believed to be dealing with five fractured ribs, along with a punctured lung and that was confirmed following a second opinion, according to the NFL Network.

Its positive news after an initial timeline was believed to be anywhere from 4-6 weeks. Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill will be vying for the staring role with the lead to miss some time.

Sean Payton has said he wouldn’t name a starting QB until the end of the week since it doesn’t provide his team any advantage to do so right now. He was asked this morning if there was any new news on the future Hall-of-Famer.

"No update," Payton replied. "I'm eating a bagel. I was hoping to be chewing it when you asked."

The Saints look to chew on the 3-6 Falcons this Sunday. Atlanta is coming off a bye week and has won 3 of their last 4 games.