Saints Get Great News on Michael Thomas From Thursday's Practice

By michael obermuller
The injury update on Michael Thomas has been positive for Saints fans.
The injury update on Michael Thomas has been positive for Saints fans. / Sean Gardner/Getty Images

For the generally reliable New Orleans Saints number one wide receiver, 2020 has just been an off year. Michael Thomas left Week 1 with a high ankle sprain, and it has been downhill from there.

Thomas' latest injury was a hamstring strain, with a disciplinary benching in between the two, but Saints fans finally received positive news about their star wide-out heading towards Week 8.

Although it has not been confirmed just yet, it looks like Thomas may start in Week 8 for the first time since this season's opening weekend. If he did, it would be a major boost for a Saints receiving core that started Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris in last week's narrow win over the Carolina Panthers.

When healthy, Thomas is considered to be the best wide receiver in the NFL by some, and at least top three or four by most. He logged 149 catches for 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns in 2019, his best season since joining the league in 2016, and there is certainly no doubting his chemistry with quarterback Drew Brees.

New Orleans is set to play the Chicago Bears on the road this Sunday. Both teams have just two losses on the season, and the Bears have been especially tough against wide receivers. They have limited opposing wide-outs to the 10th least yards per game, and they rank first in WR touchdowns against at 0.29 per game. Top corner Kyle Fuller would likely matchup with Thomas.

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