Saints Finally Get Good Michael Thomas Update

Larry Rupp
The New Orleans Saints finally got a good injury update regarding wide receiver Michael Thomas.
The New Orleans Saints finally got a good injury update regarding wide receiver Michael Thomas. / Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

There's no denying that the last two seasons have been tough for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas. Ankles injuries have kept him on the sidelines instead of catching passes on the field, but the team finally got some good news regarding his recovery process this offseason.

Michael Thomas Injury Update

Thomas is reportedly at the Saints' facility this week as they begin voluntary OTAs. While there's no guarantee that he will be participating in any kind of on-field work, it's a great first step. Head coach Dennis Allen has continued to stress that the goal is to have Thomas healthy enough to play Week 1.

Saints News

That means that New Orleans could very well take a careful approach to Thomas' preparation in training camp and preseason contests. Finding a way to have him ready to go this fall would be a massive upgrade after the Saints finished with the fewest receiving yards in the NFL in 2021 (3,437).

Of course, Thomas led the league in receptions (149), receiving yards (1,725) and receiving yards per game (107.8) the last time he was able to play a full season in 2019. He was also named the AP Offensive Player of the Year as he helped guide the Saints to a 13-3 regular season record.

The trio of Thomas, rookie Chris Olave and veteran Jarvis Landry gives quarterback Jameis Winston more than enough weaponry to excel. The Saints hope that is enough to compete in the NFC South as they currently have odds set at +380 to win the division, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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