Saints officially rule out Michael Thomas

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There was never much sign that Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas would be in the lineup against the Packers on Sunday night and official word that he won’t play came on Friday afternoon.

A high-ankle sprain will keep Thomas out of the lineup for the second straight week. Thomas has not practiced since suffering the injury.

It’s set to be a night without either team’s star receiver. Davante Adams is doubtful to play for Green Bay due to a hamstring injury.

Emmanuel Sanders, Tre'Quan Smith, Deonte Harris, Marquez Callaway, and Bennie Fowler handled wideout duties for New Orleans with Thomas missing last week.

Linebacker Chase Hansen (hip) has also been ruled out for the Saints. Defensive linemen Marcus Davenport (elbow), Trey Hendrickson (groin) and David Onyemata (calf) are all listed as questionable. Running back Ty Montgomery (hamstring) rounds out that group.

8 responses to “Saints officially rule out Michael Thomas

  1. He won’t be missed — Tre’Quan Smith, Deonte Harris, Marquez Callaway, and Bennie Fowler. Oops — I forgot about Emmanuel Sanders!

  2. The only reason they didn’t put him on IR was so to give the PR person something to do. The Saints really believe this charade gives them an advantage.

  3. omniscient says:
    September 25, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    He won’t be missed — Tre’Quan Smith, Deonte Harris, Marquez Callaway, and Bennie Fowler. Oops — I forgot about Emmanuel Sanders!

    First, Emmanuel Sanders has produced essentially nothing and admitted on TV he doesn’t know the playbook and hasn’t even learned what personnel packages he is supposed to be in the game for….anyone still wondering why both his previous teams let him walk?

    High ankle sprain (aka Torn Interosseous Ligament) is a minimum 3 week to playing and could easily be 2-3 month limitation and/or require surgery.

    Those others are not deep threats of Thomas even if Brees could still throw deep. The ball he had intercepted by Raiders wasn’t a “wounded duck” but clearly lacked velocity compared to the past.

  4. Don’t let this fool you into thinking that the Packers will put up another 40 points. The Saints have the former Packer (yep, they cut him) Taysom Hill. Hill is big, fast, strong, and can do anything.

    Flipside, the Packer defense will likely be without Kenny Clark for the second strait week and that is huge. The run defense isn’t that great yet, and neither is the pass rush. The Packers need to get some dividends out of their investments in Rashan Gary and Preston Smith in order to win this one.

  5. We all knew the loss of preseason would have a negative impact on teams. Injuries should have been expected, but it is literally Russian Roulette right now. Losing both teams’ top WRs (both in top 5 NFL) for this game is a bummer.

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