Yes, Pierre Thomas is finally back

After months of conflicting reports, conjecture, and confusion, Saints running back Pierre Thomas will finally return to the field Sunday against the Rams.

He’s officially probable for the game because of his ankle injury, although the Saints figure to use Chris Ivory and Reggie Bush more.

“We’ll be smart,” Payton said via the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Sunday’s game will be a great test for the underrated Rams defense, because the New Orleans passing attack is operating at a very high level once again.