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Saints News, 9/24/15: Sean Payton Optimistic about Drew Brees, says Daily Monitoring of Shoulder will Continue

From Evan Woodbery at NOLA.com: "I think it was just overall echoing his mood and the way I see his responses," Payton said during a Thursday morning conference call. "We have conversations. It would be very normal for us to discuss, 'Hey, how are you feeling? Where do you think you're at?' But it wasn't based off of, 'I just saw him throw 15 go-routes' or anything like that. It was just where I thought he was at Wednesday."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton said his optimistic outlook on Drew Brees Wednesday came from talking with Brees and his mood... <a href="http://t.co/7DRZOFnpEZ">http://t.co/7DRZOFnpEZ</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/647049751947575296">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton&#39;s Thursday conference call (AUDIO) <a href="http://t.co/Y1d654rSTb">http://t.co/Y1d654rSTb</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/VBceJ5hqoK">pic.twitter.com/VBceJ5hqoK</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/647048600837562370">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton optimistic on Drew Brees but &quot;it may be later in the week before we know for sure.&quot; Says he&#39;ll throw at some point this week.</p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/647044678945128448">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton: Optimistic Brees will play Sunday, but not certain yet</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/647044764186112000">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41">@Harp41</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a>: &quot;I expect him to play. I’ve never known him to miss a game.&quot; [<a href="http://t.co/fhlpq31zDW">http://t.co/fhlpq31zDW</a>] <a href="http://t.co/DF1ENu17sp">pic.twitter.com/DF1ENu17sp</a></p>&mdash; Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Panthers/status/647040187453849600">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints Rewind: Drew Brees confident he&#39;ll play; Jairus Byrd, Keenan Lewis appear at practice <a href="http://t.co/zg26MS3E8H">http://t.co/zg26MS3E8H</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/647042736063844352">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Video recap of today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> news with <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanKelleyLive">@SeanKelleyLive</a> <a href="http://t.co/Gwe8h3w6Pw">http://t.co/Gwe8h3w6Pw</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/AcmeOyster">@AcmeOyster</a> <a href="http://t.co/BEsArJZ6Fv">pic.twitter.com/BEsArJZ6Fv</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/646853327670657024">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here is the full rundown of our NFL Nation outlooks on the 0-2 teams <a href="http://t.co/h1OSwbaEX7">http://t.co/h1OSwbaEX7</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/647050772950163456">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Bears now have the highest chance to get the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft at 27%.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/646851559179943937">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints lineman Zach Strief apologized to Drew Brees for not helping prevent his injury: <a href="http://t.co/ijmAC6UQHE">http://t.co/ijmAC6UQHE</a> <a href="http://t.co/1iszfmZm8u">pic.twitter.com/1iszfmZm8u</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/646851254849785856">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brandin Cooks’ ankle injury isn’t serious, I’m told. We’ll see how (or if) it impacts this week.</p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) <a href="https://twitter.com/nick_underhill/status/647053308264214528">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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