New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees set to start vs. Kansas City Chiefs; Michael Thomas ruled out

METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees is set to return to the New Orleans Saints’ starting lineup in time for Sunday’s marquee matchup against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, according to coach Sean Payton.

Payton said Friday that the plan is for Brees to start Sunday.

“He’s looked good. He feels good,” Payton said. “We were encouraged at the start of the week. We wanted to see how it felt as he went through a full practice week, and he’s done a good job.”

The news wasn’t so good for star receiver Michael Thomas.

Thomas was ruled out Friday after not practicing all week due to a lingering ankle injury. Thomas had played through the injury since returning to the lineup in Week 9.

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