NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees had a “Rocky Balboa” moment after the New Orleans Saints’ practice on Friday night. He walked home through the streets of Uptown New Orleans -- carrying his pads with him -- as fans joined him along the way.
The Saints took their final training camp practice on location Friday to Tulane's Yulman Stadium on the university's Uptown campus -- about 1.5 miles from Brees' home. Brees stayed behind after the team buses left for about an hour signing autographs until the lights went out. Then he headed home on foot.
Hung out with some young Saints fans on my walk home thru Uptown after practice at Tulane pic.twitter.com/jMicve5Cim— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) August 29, 2015
Autograph from Drew Brees, selfie with Sean Payton to close out Saints' final training camp practice. pic.twitter.com/Dj4uK6rqr6— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) August 29, 2015