Drew Brees, Michael Thomas pop up on injury report

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As the Saints close in on possible a playoff bye, they definitely could use it.

Two of the best players on the team emerged on Wednesday’s injury report, from a practice that didn’t happen.

If practice had happened, quarterback Drew Brees and receiver Michael Thomas would have been limited with knee and hand injuries, respectively. Neither player appeared on the Week 16 report.

There’s no reason to believe that either would be unavailable for Sunday’s game at Carolina, but both would surely benefit from the bye week that the Saints can earn with a win and either a Packers loss at Detroit or a 49ers loss at Seattle. If both Green Bay and San Francisco lose and the Saints win, New Orleans would earn the No. 1 seed.

It both Green Bay and San Francisco win, the Saints will be the No. 3 seed even with a victory at Carolina.

Also limited for the Saints on Wednesday, if the team had practiced, were linebacker Kiko Alonso (quadricep), safety Vonn Bell (knee), safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (knee), guard Andrus Peat (forearm), and guard Larry Warford (knee). Cornerback Eli Apple (ankle), receiver Krishawn Hogan (hamstring), and safety Marcus Williams (groin) would not have practiced, if the Saints had practiced.

5 responses to “Drew Brees, Michael Thomas pop up on injury report

  1. Saints are actually getting healthy as the playoffs approach. Most of those players on the injury report have missed the last several weeks, including Peat, Alonso, Warford, and Bell. They’re all now on the verge of returning to the field, and that’s huge considering two starting OL are on that list.

  2. leatherface2012 says:
    December 25, 2019 at 9:43 pm
    why do they keep saying if gb loses to detroit? you could bet your mortgage and your 401k , no way lions have a chance

    Did you watch the first matchup, the Refs beat the Lions not Green Bay.

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