Thomas (ankle/hamstring) is in danger of sitting out the Saints' Week 8 matchup at Chicago on Sunday, Nov. 1, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Thomas sustained a Grade 1 hamstring strain in practice this week that kept him off the practice field Thursday and Friday, and ultimately the Saints ruled him out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. The aforementioned injury has a 1-to-2-week recovery timetable, so there's a distinct chance he's sidelined for a sixth consecutive contest next weekend. In the end, though, Thomas' activity bears watching as New Orleans prepares to visit the Bears.
The Saints ruled out Thomas (hamstring/ankle) for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Thomas started the week as a limited participant but was then held out of practice Thursday and Friday. The lack of activity the past two days isn't a great sign for his Week 8 status, though the Saints haven't determined anything beyond Sunday. With Emmanuel Sanders landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Tre'Quan Smith is set up as the team's No. 1 receiver for Week 7, while Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway also could see a few targets. The team likely will call up a wide receiver from the practice squad, with Austin Carr being the favorite.
Thomas (hamstring/ankle) missed practice again Friday, putting his status in serious doubt for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
After missing three games with a high-ankle sprain and one game for disciplinary reasons, Thomas looks bound for another absence, this time because of a hamstring injury suffered in Wednesday's practice. Even though he missed the Saints' final two practices of the week, Thomas could still be listed as questionable on the final injury report, which will be released later Friday.
Thomas (ankle/hamstring) didn't practice Thursday.
This week, Thomas has only been seen at the start of Wednesday's practice before walking off the field with a member of the Saints' training staff. After being listed as limited on the first Week 7 report with ankle and hamstring issues, he now has a DNP to his name, which isn't a great sign for his first appearance since Week 1. Ultimately, what Thomas is able to do Friday, if anything, may determine his status for Sunday's game against the Panthers. If he's absent, Emmanuel Sanders and Alvin Kamara will be in line for a healthy dose of targets from Drew Brees.
Thomas (hamstring/ankle) wasn't spotted Thursday during the open portion of the Saints' practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Unless Thomas fits in some work in the portion of the practice closed to the media, the wideout looks like he'll go down as a non-participant on the Saints' injury report. Though head coach Sean Payton said Wednesday that Thomas won't face any further discipline after he was held out of the team's Week 5 win over the Chargers following an altercation with a teammate, the wideout's health remains uncertain. Thomas had been sidelined for Weeks 2 through 4 with a left high-ankle sprain, but the hamstring might be the greater concern at this point. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Thomas' activity was limited at Wednesday's practice because he tweaked the hamstring during the workout, so his absence Thursday is obviously worrisome. The Saints will presumably reassess Thomas' condition at their final practice of the week Friday before gauging the All-Pro receiver's chances of playing Sunday against the Panthers.
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.
Thomas (ankle) didn't participate in the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Underhill noted Thomas was present at the start of the session, but he eventually left the field with a member of the Saints' training staff. Earlier Wednesday, coach Sean Payton told Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune that the Saints are no longer disciplining Thomas, but the coach was unsure whether the wide receiver will be available for Sunday's game against the Panthers. It appears Thomas' left ankle still may be bothering him, but confirmation likely won't come until the release of Wednesday's injury report.
Coach Sean Payton said Wednesday that Thomas (ankle) is no longer facing discipline from the team, but the wideout's availability for Sunday's game against the Panthers has yet to be confirmed, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Thomas hasn't played since Week 1, when he suffered an ankle injury. He then appeared to be on track to return to action in Week 5 against the Chargers, but he was held out for disciplinary reasons after being involved in a practice altercation with teammate C.J. Gardner-Johnson. Added clarity with regard to Thomas' chances of playing Sunday should arrive upon the release of the Saints' initial Week 7 injury report later Wednesday.
The Saints ruled out Thomas (ankle) for Monday's game versus the Chargers due to a non-injury-related reason.
When word trickled out that Thomas wasn't returning Week 5 after being listed as limited on injury reports Thursday through Saturday, it was believed to be tied to his left high ankle sprain. Instead, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Thomas had "an altercation with a teammate at practice" this weekend. Thomas thus has been disciplined by the Saints, leaving his next potential game Oct. 25 against the Panthers. In the short term, New Orleans will turn to wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders, Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Bennie Fowler.
The Saints have ruled out Thomas (ankle) for Monday's contest against the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Even if the Saints likely believe he can handle the rigors of a game at the moment, keeping Thomas on the sideline for a fourth consecutive game seems like a prudent one with a Week 6 bye on tap. He'll thus have two more weeks to get past the high left ankle sprain that he sustained in the regular-season opener, with an eye toward returning Sunday, Oct. 25 versus the Panthers. On Monday, New Orleans will roll with Emmanuel Sanders, Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Bennie Fowler at wide receiver.
Thomas (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's contest against the Chargers, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Things finally appear to be trending in a positive direction as Katherine Terrell of The Athletic thinks Thomas will inevitably suit up against the Chargers after a three-week absence. It's worth noting the 27-year-old was also a limited participant in practice all last week before eventually being ruled out, although the Saints have seemingly been operating with a three-week timetable ever since the injury occurred. Unfortunately fantasy managers likely won't have complete confidence inserting Thomas into their starting lineups until closer to the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff, though multiple games occurring Monday and Tuesday should allow for some lineup flexibility if a surprising decision is made regarding the star wideout's status.
Thomas (ankle) was a limited practice participant Friday, Rod Walker of The Times-Picayune reports.
Thomas was limited in each practice last week and seems to be following the same routine ahead of Monday's matchup with the Chargers. A full practice Saturday would set him up for a likely return, while another limited session could correspond with a questionable tag and a game-time decision. Thomas was ruled out on the Friday injury report last week, so it would be a sign of progress if he's listed as questionable this time around, even if he doesn't end up playing.
Thomas (ankle) was limited at practice Thursday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Thomas maintained his activity from last week, but with a bit more time to prepare with a Monday night game on tap, he seems to be trending toward a return to action against the Chargers. He'll have two more chances to work in full before the Saints post their final Week 5 injury report Saturday.
Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Detroit, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Thomas was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday, potentially setting him up for a return Week 5 against the Chargers on Monday Night Football. His Saints will first take on a major challenge, as TE Jared Cook (groin) and four other starters also have been ruled out for Sunday in Detroit. The Saints have been using Tre'Quan Smith, Emmanuel Sanders and Deonte Harris as their main grouping for three-wide formations, with Bennie Fowler also chipping in the occasional snap. Alvin Kamara figures to have another busy Sunday, while rookie tight end Adam Trautman could take on the majority of Cook's vacated snaps.
Thomas (ankle) practiced again Friday, but he's no sure thing to play Sunday against the Lions, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
It isn't yet clear if Thomas progressed to full participation or remained limited for a third straight day. He seems to be headed for a 'questionable' designation when the Saints released their final injury report Friday afternoon.
Thomas (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Thomas maintained his activity level from Wednesday, which marked his first work on the practice field since he suffered a high left ankle sprain Week 1. He'll look to put in a full session Friday, but even if he doesn't Thomas is trending in the right direction for a return to action Sunday at Detroit.
Thomas (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
As Thomas works to get back into game shape, he attended and took part in his first official practice Wednesday since sustaining a high left ankle sprain Week 1 against the Buccaneers. Since then, he's been focusing on rehab and even looked good in a workout last Friday. Still, Thomas has two more days to prove the health of his ankle once and for all with a full showing, before the Saints decide on his status for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Thomas (ankle) took part in Wednesday's practice, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.
Absent the past two games due to a high left ankle sprain suffered in the Saints' season opener, Thomas is getting his ducks in a row as he prepares to return to action, potentially Sunday in Detroit. To that end, he was "moving really well" during a workout last Friday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Though Thomas has now taken another step forward by getting back on the practice field, it's unclear how much he was able to participate Wednesday.
Thomas (ankle) was "moving really well" during his Friday workout and hopes to play next weekend against the Lions, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The Saints' star wideout is dealing with a high ankle sprain and won't play Sunday night against the Packers, but he'll look to gain clearance from the team's training staff this coming week. Thomas hasn't practiced since suffering his injury during Week 1 action.
The Saints ruled out Thomas (ankle) for Sunday's game against the Packers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
On the other side of the ball, Green Bay has given Davante Adams (hamstring) a 'doubtful' designation. It appears both teams will be without their star wide receivers Week 3, and in the Saints' case, they'll rely on Emmanuel Sanders, Tre'Quan Smith, Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway to keep the offense moving Sunday.
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