Michael Thomas “doubtful” to practice at minicamp

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Michael Thomas, who hasn’t played a game since the 2020 season, remains out of practice. The Saints wrapped up their organized team activities Thursday, and coach Dennis Allen said the receiver is “doubtful” to participate in next week’s mandatory minicamp.

I’m good with where Mike Thomas is,” Allen said, via Katherine Terrell of TheAthletic.com. “I would much rather him be 100 percent healthy and out here and all those kinds of things, but that’s not where we’re at right now. He is busting his tail to get himself ready to go, and I feel like he’s making significant progress.

“I think mentally he’s in a great place. And, again, we’re just going to let that process play out and get him healthy. And look, we have a long time to go before we play a game.”

Thomas had one of the greatest seasons for a receiver in NFL history in 2019 with 149 catches for 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns. But he played only seven games in 2020, catching 40 passes for 438 yards and no touchdowns, and then made a late decision last summer to undergo ankle surgery. A setback in Thomas’ rehab required another surgery and kept him on injured reserve all season.

Thomas spent much of the offseason rehabbing in Southern California, but he recently posted a video of him running in the Saints’ indoor practice facility.

The Saints are stacked at the position with Jarvis Landry, first-round choice Chris Olave, Marquez Callaway, Lil'Jordan Humphrey, Tre'Quan Smith and Deonte Harty also in the receivers room.

9 responses to “Michael Thomas “doubtful” to practice at minicamp

  1. At this point it’ll be a surprise to see him on the field again. It’s been 18 months already since he last played, an ankle injury shouldn’t have kept him out that long.

  2. “AJ Green 2.0”

    That’s kind of an insult to AJ Green isn’t it? At least Rj dude was productive over multiple years

  3. I would say his best days are behind him. Especially with his weird surgery timing he had recently. Seems like he’s forgotten how to put in the work. Brees made it easy on him because he was extremely accurate and threw the ball to him a ton. Honestly he’s not even the best receiver on the roster, that designation belongs to Kamara. I think the Saints are gonna be a meddling team to come for the next couple years. Yeah they can beat the Panthers and Falcons (probably), but they’re looking up at the Bucs for a playoff berth. Brees and then Payton leaving have set this franchise back. Who dat is dead. We know who they are now and that is a franchise with Winston at QB.

  4. Looking up to the Bucs? Guess you forgot we beat them 4 straight outside their flukey playoff win.

  5. What catastrophic injury is this? Drew Brees came back from 13 anchors in his throwing shoulder faster than this. Thomas had a player roll up the back of his leg at the end of a game and didn’t go on the ground. Two years and he still can’t practice?

  6. Lots of people here must know Michael personally.
    They seem to know EXACTLY what’s going on with him.
    Kudos to them.

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