February 3, 2010

Wednesday before Super Bowl notes

The Saints practiced at the University of Miami's field today in a show of relative health.

Limited in practice were CB Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring), TE Jeremy Shockey (knee), DE Bobby McCray (back/ankle), CB Randall Gay (foot), WR Courtney Roby (knee), T Zach Strief (shoulder), DE Will Smith (groin, not related to 2008 sports hernia), LB Jonathan Vilma (knee), S Pierson Prioleau (quadriceps).

The only player missing from practice was fourth string RB Lynell Hamilton.

As for the Colts, injured superstar DE Dwight Freeney (ankle) was not at practice today.

New Brees deal: ESPN is reporting that the Saints will renegotiate QB Drew Brees' salary this offseason, whose current salary is good for middle of the pack of starting quarterbacks, 17th in the league. His Super Bowl opponent QB Peyton Manning will also reportedly get a new deal.

Brees and Manning were 1-2 and 2-1 in the Sporting News and AP All-Pro Teams. Manning led the league in lowest sack percentage while Brees lead the league in completion percentage and overall QB rating.

Praise for Greer: Football Outsider's statisticians capture high praise for Saints CB Jabari Greer, who was second only to Jets CB Darrelle Revis in two major statistical categories.

Notice also in that article that three different Colts cornerbacks are in the top 10 in fewest yards after catch allowed per target.

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