Drew Brees and his wife have welcomed a new baby girl

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, welcomed their fourth child and first daughter Tuesday morning, he announced on Twitter.

Brees said his wife and daughter were both healthy and happy.

Brees returned to Saints' practice on Tuesday, after missing the previous day's practice to be with his family, and received an ovation from the fans in attendance at the team's practice facility in Metairie.

Brees and his wife already had three sons, Baylen, Bowen and Callen.