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Saints News, 12/22/15: Brees Says He’ll Have MRI on Injured Foot Tuesday

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From Saints quarterback Drew Brees was wearing a protective boot on his right foot after Monday night’s loss to the Lions and told reporters he would have an MRI Tuesday.

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Saints News

Brees says he’ll have MRI on injured foot Tuesday | ProFootballTalk
Saints quarterback Drew Brees was wearing a protective boot on his right foot after Monday night's loss to the Lions and told reporters he would have an MRI Tuesday. Brees completed 34-of-52 passes in the game for 341 yards and three touchdowns.

Saints can't overcome slow first half in loss to Lions | SunHerald

Lions stay solid, beat Saints 35-27 for 4th win in 6 games
Matthew Stafford efficient and Lions get 4th win in 6 games with 35-27 victory over Saints

Saints lose to Lions as only they can, 35-27 | The Saints Nation

Detroit Lions downplay Saints' defense, praise own execution in 35-27 win |
Stafford continues trend of opposing quarterbacks dominating Saints' defense

New Orleans Saints frustrated with explanation of penalties vs. Lions |
Saints flagged for several penalties while trying to score from 1-yard line in first half

Saints coach Sean Payton talks about loss to Lions
Video and transcript from Sean Payton's post game press conference

Drew Brees, Saints players' post game interviews
Drew Brees, Willie Snead, C.J. Spiller, Jahri Evans, Kenny Vaccaro and Kasim Edebali speak with media following Lions game

John DeShazier: First half hole too much for Saints to recover from
Saints went on 24-7 scoring run

Drew Brees up, Dennis Allen down in New Orleans Saints' loss - NFL Nation- ESPN
Drew Brees got off to a slow start, but was sharp in the second half in finishing with 341 yards and three touchdowns.

Brees on record: 'You play long enough, I guess those things add up' - NFL Videos
Saints Drew Brees comments on becoming the 4th quarterback in NFL history to exceed 60,000 passing yards.

Rapid Reaction: Detroit Lions 35, New Orleans Saints 27 - NFC South- ESPN
The New Orleans Saints' horrible start against the Detroit Lions was too much for Drew Brees to overcome as the Saints fell 35-27.

Forecast: Why the Saints should consider trading Sean Payton
The Saints managed to avoid humiliation by the Detroit Lions on National TV and at least make the game interesting in a 35-27 loss.

New Orleans Saints haven't quit, this is who they've been all year - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN
The Saints didn't quit Monday night -- they are just a flawed team that has to play perfectly to win. The good news is they are already rebuilding.

For the Saints, Being Close AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH
The New Orleans Saints come up a "bit short" on the scoreboard to the Detroit Lions, but are miles away from where they need to be as an organization

Saints are now eligible for HBO's Hard Knocks series
On October 8, 2013, the NFL announced that one team each year will be required to participate in Hard Knocks. Teams may still volunteer to be on the show. Teams with new coaches, teams that have been in the playoffs at least once in the past 2 years, or teams that have done the show once in the past 10 years are exempt from being forced into appearing on the show.

Jim Caldwell on officials: "I’ve stopped trying to figure these guys out" | ProFootballTalk
Lions coach Jim Caldwell has found a new target, one which can replace the negativity of the Detroit media with a group of hard-working professionals who are equally beloved and respected. NFL officials.

Referee admits mistake on extra timeout, says situation was handled correctly | ProFootballTalk
After Monday night's Lions-Saints game, referee Pete Morelli admitted a mistake in initially granting the Lions a fourth timeout before the last play of the first half. But Morelli said it was simply a mistake that was quickly corrected without penalty.

Rickey Jackson battling prostate cancer
Former New Orleans Saints and Hall-of-Fame linebacker Rickey Jackson is battling prostate cancer, according to sources.

Morten Andersen enters New Orleans Saints' Ring of Honor Monday night - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN
Morten Andersen, the leading scorer in NFL history, will become the fourth member of the Saints' Ring of Honor on Monday night.


NFL News

NFL statement: Odell Beckham Jr. suspended for multiple violations of player safety rules | ProFootballTalk
[Editor's note: The NFL issued the following statement on Monday, December 21, 2015.] Odell Beckham JR. SUSPENDED ONE GAME FOR VIOLATIONS OF PLAYER SAFETY RULES ODELL BECKHAM JR.

Breaking: Dan Campbell does not care for the "taste of crap" | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins list of offseason needs is a long one, beginning with a head coach. But the guy who's sitting in that chair at the moment might add another couple of items, namely a toothbrush and some mouthwash.

NFL’s final word in appeal reiterates claim that Brady participated in ball-deflation scheme | ProFootballTalk
On multiple occasions, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has described the decision to file an appeal of the federal-court decision overturning Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension as being not about Brady but about the league's powers under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.