• In this Aug. 30, 2015, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans in New Orleans. One constant for New Orleans is 36-year-old quarterback Drew Brees, who tied with Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger for the NFL lead in yards passing last season with 4,952. Still, there are rumblings by fans and analysts alike that the veteran QB's skills might be in decline. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

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  • Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) passes under pressure from New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha (45) in the first half of a preseason NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

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