The Saints designated Thomas (ankle) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Thomas was sidelined for the final three games of the regular season as he tended to a high-ankle sprain. With Wednesday's transactions, New Orleans has the next three days to determine whether Thomas is fit to be activated ahead of Sunday's wild-card game against the Bears. Alvin Kamara (illness) currently resides on the reserve/COVID-19 list, so if the running back is unavailable again this weekend and Thomas is cleared to play, he'll no doubt be the clear top target for Drew Brees as the Saints open the postseason.

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