Thomas (ankle/hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Thomas sat out Weeks 2 through 4 due to a high-ankle sprain before missing the Saints' Week 5 win over the Chargers for disciplinary reasons. Coming off a Week 6 bye, Thomas appears to have picked up a hamstring injury. Per Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, coach Sean Payton confirmed the Saints are no longer disciplining Thomas, but Payton declined to state whether the star wideout is on track to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers. It's at least noteworthy that health is now the only thing standing in Thomas' way of returning to the field, and he'll have two more chances to increase his practice activity before the Saints assign him an official injury designation for Week 7.

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