Saints place Michael Thomas, Marcus Davenport on PUP

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The New Orleans Saints placed receiver Michael Thomas and defensive end Marcus Davenport on the active/physically unable to perform list Thursday.

The team can activate the players back to the active roster at any point before the start of the regular season, but they can’t practice with the team until then.

Thomas has played only seven games the past two seasons because of an ankle injury that required two surgeries. It kept him out all of last season.

The Saints are optimistic the medical staff will clear him sometime early in training camp.

The three-time Pro Bowler, who did not participate in the team’s offseason program while rehabbing, has posted videos of himself running routes.

Davenport is recovering from two surgeries on his right shoulder. He also had his left pinky finger partially amputated this offseason after an infection developed when a surgical plate broke.

It is unclear which injury has landed him on the list.

Davenport, who has played 48 of a possible 65 games in his career since the Saints made him the 14th overall selection, is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

7 responses to “Saints place Michael Thomas, Marcus Davenport on PUP

  1. I have no trust in Michael Thomas due to his marked deterioration in his relationship with the saints along with his choice to delay by over 6 months the necessary surgical repair of his ankle. That likely contributed to the complications further delaying his return. I have doubts about his motivation that a few videos won’t fix.

  2. I wonder what kind of contract Thomas is gonna get after the Saints release him.

  3. Saints need to get rid of Thomas asap. How do they think he is going to react when his numbers fall off a cliff because Brees and Payton aren’t there? Trade him for whatever you can get as soon as he comes off the pup list because they will get far less in return when he demands a trade.

  4. Davenport is a monster when healthy; he just can’t seem to stay healthy enough to play a season. He had become a star on a loaded defense last year then got hurt again.

  5. It was beyond stupid to restructure Thomas’ contract to clear cap space, that guy doesn’t deserve one extra penny for the stunt he pulled. He’s been loafing around on that injury since Drew Brees hurt his feelings 2 years ago. This guy got paid and mailed it in.

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