• by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    RB Pierre Thomas won't sign with Texans

    Veteran running back Pierre Thomas will not sign with the Texans, according to his agent Lamont Smith. "Pierre Thomas had a great visit and work out with texans, unfortunately we were unable to agree on terms," Smith said via his Twitter account. Thomas was released by the Saints in March. The Texans are in need of help in the backfield because running back Arian Foster could miss a big chunk of time with a groin injury.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Report: RB Pierre Thomas to visit Texans

    The Texans could be in the market for a running back now that Arian Foster could be dealing with an injury. Veteran free agent Pierre Thomas is reportedly going to visit with Houston, according to NFL Network. He is expected to workout for the team on Wednesday. Thomas spent his entire career in New Orleans where he ran for 3,745 yards and 28 touchdowns in eight seasons.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Report: Redskins interested in RB Pierre Thomas

    The Redskins are interested in running back Pierre Thomas, according to a report from ESPN.com. However, the Redskins want to wait until after the draft before making a decision on whether or not they want to bring him in. Thomas is a dual-threat back in the running and passing games. In 2014, he ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns, and totaled 378 receiving yards and one touchdown.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Saints release RB Pierre Thomas

    The Saints released 30-year-old running back Pierre Thomas, reports The New Orleans Times Picayune. He had two years and $4.3 million left on his contract. Thomas missed five games last season due to foot and rib injuries. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry in eight years with the Saints, catching 327 passes and scoring 40 total touchdowns. With Mark Ingram headed to free agency, the Saints' top runners under contract are Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Saints place Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks on injured reserve

    The Saints have placed running back Pierre Thomas and defensive end Akiem Hicks on injured reserve and promoted Jerry Franklin and Brandon Coleman from their practice squad. Thomas played a limited role in Week 16 against the Falcons, catching just two passes for 24 yards, before injuring his ribs and leaving the game. He finishes the year with 45 carries for 222 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Saints RB Pierre Thomas exits Week 16 with rib injury

    Saints running back Pierre Thomas exited Sunday's game against the Falcons in the first half with an injury to the ribs. Thomas sustained the injury in the second quarter and was ruled questionable to return to the game, per the team's official website. He caught two of three targets for 24 yards before departing.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Saints RB Pierre Thomas dominates in screen game

    Saints running back Pierre Thomas was lethal catching screen passes Monday night in his hometown of Chicago, turning five grabs into a season-high 83 receiving yards. Thomas added 11 yards on two carries. On New Orleans' second drive, Thomas hauled in a pass in the flat and ripped off 39 yards. Thomas secured each of his targets and has caught five or more passes four times this season. He'll play the Falcons on Sunday.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Saints RBs Ingram, Thomas held down in Sunday loss

    A lopsided score precluded the Saints backfield from receiving much of an opportunity Sunday against Carolina to run the ball. The group was led by Mark Ingram with 10 carries for 43 yards and Pierre Thomas, who had just one run in the first half and finished with five for 38 yards. The two combined for six catches for just 27 yards. The pair will get another chance at Chicago next Monday night.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Saints list nine players on final injury report for Week 13

    The Saints have ruled out inside linebacker Kyle Knox (hand) and running back Khiry Robinson (forearm) for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Wide receiver Robert Meachem (ankle) was the only player on New Orleans' injury report deemed questionable for the game. Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), running back Mark Ingram (shoulder), cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee), inside linebacker Curtis Lofton (ankle), tackle Zach Strief (chest) and running back Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder).

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Saints backfield split raises some concerns

    The Saints weren't able to rely on the rushing game as much as they might have preferred in Week 12, as their running backs combined for just 16 carries in a Monday night loss to the Ravens. Mark Ingram, who had averaged 26 carries in the team's previous four games, had just 11 Monday, en route to a disappointing 27-yard showing. More alarmingly, Ingram played just 34 percent of the team's snaps in the loss, as Pierre Thomas' return cut into his playing time drastically. Thomas had just five carries, but hauled in six passes while playing 53 percent of the team's offensive snaps, as they fought their way back from a late deficit. The Saints were within 10 points of the Ravens for much of the game, until a late touchdown put the Ravens up 14 with three minutes left. However, the Saints were clearly focused on throwing the ball for much of the game, which meant Thomas was the more useful option. That has to be concerning for Ingram's owners, who have gotten used to a healthy dose of carries. If the Saints are up, they will likely use Ingram plenty, as he is clearly the best pure runner on the team. However, Thomas is going to get work when they want to put the ball in the air, and that might happen often on a team that ranks 25th in scoring defense. Both Thomas and Ingram will have their uses down the stretch, however, and could be low-end starting Fantasy options.