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.