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Michael Thomas Recruits Jadeveon Clowney to New Orleans

Zach Brunner
Michael Thomas recruits Jadeveon Clowney to the New Orleans Saints.
Michael Thomas recruits Jadeveon Clowney to the New Orleans Saints. / Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
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Is there anything Michael Thomas can't do? The New Orleans Saints wide receiver has led the NFL receptions back-to-back seasons, and he also led the league in receiving yards last season, with 1,725 yards. Also, 100 of his receptions went for either touchdowns or first downs, showing how much of an impact he has on the game.

Now, Thomas is seeing how else he can help his team. He is trying his hand at recruiter, trying to lure pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney to the Saints.

Clowney has been one of the most feared pass rushers since entering the NFL. While his three sacks last season look, and were, disappointing, he came up huge in big moments and posted the seventh-best pass-rush win rate among edge defenders.

The pass rusher had 18.5 sacks the previous two seasons combined, and he absolutely has the skills to put up numbers like that again. The Saints averaged 3.2 sacks per game last season (T-No. 3 in NFL), and the addition of a dominant force like Clowney could be enough to put the Saints over the hump and prevent another disappointing playoff loss.

We'll see if Thomas' hot streak continues and he helps bring Clowney back down south.


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