New Orleans Saints fear rotator cuff injury for Drew Brees - NFL/NBA round-up

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Brees injury

The New Orleans Saints might not be enjoying a healthy start to the season, but things could be about to get a whole lot worse.

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport has claimed that the Saints have accepted that quarterback Drew Brees has an ongoing problem with his rotator cuff - one that will cause him to miss several games.

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It’s believed the 36-year-old will undergo rigorous testing today and tomorrow to give the Saints a more credible timeline with regards to recovery, but an MRI scan on Monday isn’t thought to have delivered good news.

Cowboys backup

Elsewhere, the Dallas Cowboys are pondering whether or not to bring former roster member Kyle Orton in as backup for their quarterback role, with Tony Romo now out thanks to a clavicle injury.

The Cowboys are to rely on Brandon Weeden in the coming weeks thanks to the blow Romo sustained during the win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon, but it’s thought they’ve considered Orton with regards to adding another option.

Bennet buyout

In the NBA the Minnesota Timberwolves are progressing on a contract buyout with Anthony Bennett, after failing to unload him via a trade partner.

According to reports Bennett, who was picked up by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the No.1 overall draft pick in 2013, could move on to pastures new imminently, with the likes of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Portland Trail Blazers both having the salary-cap space to accommodate his $5.8m wages for the 2015/16 season.

Thompson negotiations

Lastly, it’s bad news for Cavs fans, with it said there’s been virtually no movement concerning negotiations between the franchise and Tristan Thompson.

Reports state that there is an enormous $14million disparity between Thompson’s demands and what the Cavs are willing to fork out, and since talks have been underway since the offseason began it’s not looking good.

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