It's a girl! Brees welcomes fourth child

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany welcomed their fourth child and first baby girl.

The proud papa tweeted a picture and this message on Tuesday morning:

Brees missed Monday’s practice because of the pending arrival, but was back on the practice field Tuesday morning. It's unclear if he will play in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens.

Brees often sits out the final exhibition game. And now he has an awfully good doctor’s excuse.