Brees misses practice with baby on the way

METAIRIE, La. -- With baby No. 4 on the way, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed practice on Monday.

Brees and his wife Brittany are expecting their first girl to fill out a roster that already includes boys Baylen, Bowen and Callen. It’s unclear exactly when she is expected.

"I don't have any news, but I think you guys will probably hear," Saints coach Sean Payton said after practice. "Everything is going good, and I think you'll hear something."

It’s also unclear if Brees’ absence will affect whether he plays in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens. It already seemed like a long shot since he often sits out the final preseason game. But the Saints haven’t yet specified whether Brees will play.