Saints WR Michael Thomas to be out ‘several weeks’ with high ankle sprain

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Last season the New Orleans Saints had to prove how good they were without Drew Brees for five weeks and they proceeded to go 5-0 with Teddy Bridgewater under center. Well, it’s a good thing they signed Emmanuel Sanders.

According to the NFL Network, All Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas is going to be out for several weeks with a high ankle sprain, the same injury that limited Alvin Kamara during much of last season.

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The original thought was that he was going to be able to play throughout it, but wiser heads prevailed and now Thomas will be sidelined for at least the early part of the year.

Thomas’ ankle got rolled up by teammate Latavius Murray during the last two minutes of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In 2019, Thomas broke the NFL’s single season reception record with 149 catches.

Now some positive Saints news as a trio of Black and Gold legends have been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

Former linebacker Sam Mills played in New Orleans for nine seasons and was a member of the organization’s Dome Patrol. Pat Swilling named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1991 and former Defensive Tackle La’Roi Glover, who led the NFL with 17 sacks in 2000, was later named NFC Defensive Player of the Year.

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