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METAIRIE, La. - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been excused from training camp for an undisclosed family matter, but a newspaper is reporting his mother has died.

Saints head coach Sean Payton declined to give any more details on Saturday and said he was unsure when the quarterback would return to the club.

The reported Brees' mother, Mina Brees, died while visiting her son Reid.

Go to for more information on the relationship between Mina and Drew, which has reportedly soured over the years.

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