Pierre probably won't play

The signs haven’t looked good for Saints running back Pierre Thomas for a few days now.  After missing Saints practice Wednesday, Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune says it’s time to rule Thomas “out” for the season opener against Detroit.

Fantasy leaguers that just drafted Thomas won’t like the news, but the Saints rushing game should be in capable hands.  Reggie Bush and Mike Bell will likely carry the load against a Detroit defensive front line that could be the weakest part of a rather weak roster.

And it’s not like Saints coach Sean Payton needs an excuse to call a lot of pass attempts. (He called 40 passes against the Lions last year . . . in a 42-7 win.) 

One year after Drew Brees flirted with the league’s passing yardage record, it wouldn’t be surprise if Brees is “on pace” to break it after the opener.