Patriots vs. Saints: Pregame sights
Tom Brady's in uniform and ready to go as the Patriots prepare to play the Saints today at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Here's some of what was going on prior to the game . . .
Malcolm Butler looks around the place that could have been home, had he been able to work out an offseason deal with the Saints. The sides tried to make it work, but in the end Butler stayed with New England.
And Brandin Cooks, in contrast, works out in the place that used to be home. The former Saint plays his first game against his former team today.
To make him feel at home, Cooks gets a hug from his former quarterback, Drew Brees.
Then Brees gets back to business, warming up to face the Pats.
He probably won't play -- the Patriots hope he won't, since that would most likely mean Tom Brady got hurt -- but Jimmy Garoppolo gets ready anyway.