Michael Thomas’ ankle fared worse than first dreaded

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Michael Thomas may be out a few weeks to the Saints

Thomas was behaving at garbage time to get the Saints, also had the back of his ankle stepped on with a teammate in a embarrassing accident. None of this is always Sean Payton’s fault, however, it is another reminder that fashion points aren’t mandatory, although against a division rival.

The Ohio State alum may be out a few weeks after his first prognosis suggested that he may play as early as Sunday. The Saints offense minus Thomas will rely heavily on Alvin Kamara and current free agent signee Emmanuel Sanders. Thomas captures anything close to his area, also so is Drew Brees’ No. 1 goal for a motive.

Brees and the Saints need to change their game-plan with no Thomas

Without Thomas for many weeks, Brees brief passing game is going to have a significant hit. While he spent some time this offseason working on his own arm power using a professional of sorts, Brees remains nearing the finish of his profession. He is over 40, and can be lacking the deep-throwing skill he had. That much was evident that this past Sunday from the Saints win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Saints have a couple choices with Thomas, the first of which will be to put him on injured reserve. Considering that the brand new NFL principles, Thomas would need to overlook only 3 matches if put on IR, and it opens another roster spot for New Orleans if they need to signed a wide receiver to replace him temporary, or put in a weapon away from the practice squad.

New Orleans faces the Raiders, Packers and Lions the subsequent 3 weeks. Two of these are winnable, even though a visit to Green Bay looks fairly rough without Thomas in Brees’ arsenal.

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