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Meanwhile, they placed starter Drew Brees on injured reserve Friday afternoon — meaning he must miss at least three games while recovering from cracked ribs and a punctured lung.
Hill took all the starter reps at practice this week, according to the source. A source also told ESPN’s Dianna Russini that Winston will not be part of any offensive packages unless needed because of injury.
No timetable has been set for Brees’ return. This is the first time he has been placed on IR, and this will be just the seventh game he has missed due to injury in his 20-year career.
The Saints’ decision to start Hill is a reminder that coach Sean Payton and team executives have always maintained that Hill could be a starting NFL quarterback. They backed up that belief by