Saints rule out Michael Thomas, put Bennie Fowler on IR

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There’s a shortage of wide receivers in New Orleans at the moment.

Emmanuel Sanders was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday and that rules him out of Sunday’s game against the Panthers. The Saints have also ruled out Michael Thomas and placed Bennie Fowler on injured reserve, so Drew Brees‘ targets have been thinned out for Week 7.

Thomas has been out since Week 1 with an ankle injury and a hamstring injury was added to the list this week. Fowler is dealing with a shoulder injury.

Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway, and Deonte Harris are the other wideouts on the active roster. They have three wideouts on the practice squad and it seems likely that at least one of them will be summoned for Sunday.

Right guard Nick Easton will also miss the game. He’s in the concussion protocol. Safety J.T. Gray is questionable due to a hamstring injury.

9 responses to “Saints rule out Michael Thomas, put Bennie Fowler on IR

  1. They signed Thomas to that big contract this off-season and so far he’s done nothing. The Saints may regret giving him that huge signing bonus. It seems like his attitude has changed and now he has the dreaded Jalen Ramsey disease.

  2. @itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    October 23, 2020 at 5:16 pm
    They signed Thomas to that big contract this off-season and so far he’s done nothing. The Saints may regret giving him that huge signing bonus. It seems like his attitude has changed and now he has the dreaded Jalen Ramsey disease.
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    Except that the big contract was a year ago off season, and Michael Thomas responded with an NFL record 149 catches.
    Nice return on investment

  3. Except that the big contract was a year ago off season, and Michael Thomas responded with an NFL record 149 catches.
    Nice return on investment
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    Sure if only one year of production is what the Saints intended to get from him.

  4. Also part of that investment was butting heads with his HOF QB and punching teammates in the face at practice. Dude is the next AB.

  5. @ahzroc says:
    Except that the big contract was a year ago off season, and Michael Thomas responded with an NFL record 149 catches. Nice return on investment
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    You’d be correct if the contract was for 18 – 20 games. However it was a LONG TERM deal and since their overpaid QB and overpaid WR didn’t deliver a SB, the investment so far stinks!

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