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All hands expect passes by Brees

Drew Brees describes the Saints’ passing offense as an “equal opportunity” system.

Politics aside, Brees demonstrates a democratic approach to spreading the wealth in regards to the number of targets he finds through the air.

He hit 11 different receivers last Sunday in a victory over San Francisco, during which rookie tight end Josh Hill became the 10th Saint this season with a touchdown catch.

Brees’ ability to connect with numerous receivers becomes Atlanta’s concern when the Falcons host the Saints this Thursday night.

Brees says every Saints receiver – and even running backs – know their chance to make a catch could come at any time and they have to be ready.

Atlanta coach Mike Smith says Brees’ distribution of the ball puts a lot of stress on defenses.

Around the league

Saints coach Sean Payton says Jabari Greer will miss the rest of the season because the cornerback’s left knee injury during last Sunday’s victory over San Francisco included a torn anterior cruciate ligament. New Orleans has signed DB Trevin Wade, who was drafted by Cleveland and played much of last season … The Browns and the city of Cleveland reached a tentative agreement to fund a two-year, $120 million makeover of FirstEnergy Stadium. … Rams QB Sam Bradford has undergone season-ending knee surgery, which was postponed earlier this month due to swelling. … The Broncos placed safety Rahim Moore on recallable injured reserve and signed veteran Michael Huff to take his place. Moore underwent emergency surgery to stop bleeding in a muscle in his left leg Monday. … The Bills have released third-year CB Justin Rogers. … The Chiefs have released DT Anthony Toribio and signed former Patriots DT Kyle Love. … Colts LB Erik Walden will miss Sunday’s game at Arizona after losing his appeal with the NFL. The decision comes one day after league officials announced they were suspending Walden for one game after he ripped off the helmet of Titans TE Delanie Walker.


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