Michael Thomas not seen at Saints practice

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Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was listed with a new injury as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice and he’s moving in the wrong direction to make a return to the lineup this weekend.

Thomas was not seen on the field during the open portion of Saints practice on Thursday. Thomas has not played since injuring his ankle in Week One, although his Week Five absence was also due to team discipline for punching a teammate at practice.

A hamstring injury was added to the ankle on Wednesday’s injury report and that may account for the step backward in his activity level.

Friday will bring another opportunity to practice. Another absence for Thomas would not bode well for his chances of playing against Carolina.

30 responses to “Michael Thomas not seen at Saints practice

  1. faking the hamstring because he is mad at the team? this could be devastating to fantasy team.

  2. What a Punk! Drop him like a bad habit & find a team player to take his place. DJ Chark or Terry McLauren would work.

  3. Remember when Jimmy Graham became a locker room problem? he was till playing at a high level, they shipped him out. Don’t be surprised if Thomas is gone at or before the trade deadline…

  4. Ligament and tendon injuries can be difficult to heal and once injured can be prone to subsequent re-injury. I would think(and hope) trying to falsely claim injury would void his contract. Doubt he could get that much money elsewhere, especially after pulling that kinda scam on your team. Still giving him the benefit of the doubt despite his ego based red flags.

  5. Good thing they paid him all that money. Lesson for other teams. Don’t pay them, trade them.

  6. We’ll trade you David Johnston for Michael Thomas and a box of doughnuts signed every Texan Fan

  7. I think Pete Carroll is wisely toying with New Orleans and SF by the AB-signing talk. It’s a Cold War to get one of those teams to jump in and sign AB, and the cancer that comes with it. I will get a hearty chuckle when a desperate SF or NO take the cheese and sign AB.
    Seattle talking about signing AB makes no sense other than to push another desperate team.

  8. Instead of Defcon 4, his status should be Antonio Brown 4 in honor of the most tempermental WR of all time.

  9. I always worry after a guy gets paid. Is he really injured, or no longer motivated? Ego as goes through the roof. It doesn’t seem to matter with Julio or Hopkins, but other guys cash out.

  10. a high ankle sprain upsets the athletic equilibrium of a person. No surprise that a hamstring strain or any other strain occurs with these un-equal physical stressors

  11. ariani1985 says:
    Remember when Xavier Rhodes made him look like a washed up fool?
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    No. But I do remember the 2019 season, when just about every team the Vikings played made Xavier Rhodes look like a fool. He got beat time after time, and afterward always looked at his teammates with palms raised, as though it was their fault.

  12. trollaikman8 says:
    October 22, 2020 at 4:55 pm
    I think Pete Carroll is wisely toying with New Orleans and SF by the AB-signing talk. It’s a Cold War to get one of those teams to jump in and sign AB, and the cancer that comes with it. I will get a hearty chuckle when a desperate SF or NO take the cheese and sign AB.
    Seattle talking about signing AB makes no sense other than to push another desperate team.
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    At this point, AB would be less of a cancer than Thomas.

  13. I think Pete Carroll is wisely toying with New Orleans and SF by the AB-signing talk.

    Nope. Expect to see AB in Seattle. Carroll has no qualms taking troubled players.

  14. Wow i definitely didn’t see this coming from MT..didnt think he rolled like that huge disappointment since signing huge contract

  15. If it’s a legit injury, they will wait it out and he will be back on the field when healthy. If it isn’t a legit injury, they will keep him “injured”. Cutting or trading him is impossible and would send their salary into illegal areas. Cutting him next year would cost 23 million in dead cap, and in 2022 you get a more palatable figure of 14 million of dead cap for cutting him.

    He ain’t going anywhere.

  16. I think Coach Payton sent a very clear message to MT. He has every opportunity to rejoin this team as a healthy #1 WR that got his big contract. If he’s not going to be a team player and leader, the Saints will have no problem shipping him to the AFC and unloading a hefty contract.

    After all, the Saints a short line of players, including Lattimore, Ramczyk, and a few strong role players.

    2021 is going to be a hard year to let talent out of your building, with a flat cap!

  17. History has not been too kind for players the Saints shipped out because they thought they were bigger than the team.

    Thomas needs to learn from this and honor his rather generous contract. No good team wants to line up for a locker room cancer with a fat contract. He’ll end up landing in a bad situation put up terrible numbers and will never get a decent contract again.

  18. What is it with these star wide receivers? Dealing with these clowns is like dealing with a petulant 10 year old. With all due respect to petulant 10 year olds.

  19. eagleswin says:
    October 22, 2020 at 5:01 pm
    Instead of Defcon 4, his status should be Antonio Brown 4 in honor of the most tempermental WR of all time.

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    DEFCON 4 is relatively chill, actually, considering DEFCON 1 is the highest level and 5 is the lowest

  20. This is Thomas getting the Saints back for suspending him. He’s another bad apple like Antonio Brown

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