Saints focused on Brees' health vs Panthers, fixing mistakes
METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton isn't ready to say whether he expects Drew Brees to miss snaps because of a hit he took to his throwing arm.
Payton says the Saints will keep evaluating Brees' health and do what's best for him before deciding whether he plays this Sunday at Carolina.
Brees was in the locker room Monday when it was open to reporters. His outward appearance offered no hint at anything unusual, but on Sunday he acknowledged that one of the hits he took hurt his throwing shoulder and probably affected him on some throws.
Brees never left Sunday's 26-19 loss to Tampa Bay. He finished 255 yards and one touchdown.
Brees has not missed a start because of injury since joining New Orleans in 2006.