Sean Payton announced after Friday's practice that QB Drew Brees (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at the Carolina Panthers.
It marks the first time Brees has missed a game due to injury in his 15-year career.
Payton said Luke McCown will start and Garrett Grayson will serve as his backup.
Photos of Drew Brees vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Photos by Michael C. Hebert (New Orleans Saitns photos)