Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints QB Drew Brees stayed hydrated during Training Camp practice Tuesday at the Saints training complex at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs , West Virginia. Brees was held out of practice for the second day because of a strained oblique muscle but did participate in agility drills.

The Saints quarterback has missed the last four practices. The Saints travel to St. Louis Thursday for Friday's preseason opener against the Rams.

Coach Sean Payton has downplayed the injury, but has not said if Brees will play Friday.

If he is unable to go, Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin will likely see a majority of the early snaps.