16:45 LRN Sportscast Sept 30

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees says he feels good about playing against the Dallas Cowboys…
cut 25 (09) “….about Sunday”
Brees says he took most of the reps at practice and he’ll continue to ramp up the volume leading up to the primetime game against the Cowboys.

And Brees has reportedly agreed to take a portion of his 2015 base salary and turn it into a signing bonus, which gives the team more financial flexibility this season. But it also pushes the hit on the salary cap for next year to 30-million dollars, which raises the question whether the Black and Gold can afford to keep the future Hall of Famer next year.

Southern University has announced that injured football player Devon Gales has been transferred from a hospital in Athens, Georgia to one in Atlanta. Gales sustained a spinal cord injury against Georgia last Saturday and a press release says he’ll begin a rigorous rehabilitation program tomorrow.

A debate has started over whether sophomore LSU running back Leonard Fournette should sit out next season, so that he’s 100-percent healthy for the 2017 NFL draft. The website Pro Football Talk has suggested that Fournette should bypass his junior season. NFL draft anlalyst Mike Detillier doesn’t see Fournette missing a season…
cut 14 (06) “…in 2016″
Fournette weighed in on the topic by tweeting, “I will never jump ship, I’m drowning with my brothers.”

In LSU’s three games, they’ve only thrown 47 passes. But offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says they are running the ball a lot, because that’s what opposing defenses are giving them…
cut 19 (15) “….backwards”
The Tigers host Eastern Michigan on Saturday, who rank last in the F-B-S in rushing yards allowed.