Pierre ThomasNO -RBThomas' workload to grow?
Saints insider Mike Triplett believes RB Pierre Thomas is in for an increased workload. "I would expect a subtle flip-flop in the coming weeks, where Thomas becomes more of a 1A and [Mark] Ingram a 1B, instead of vice versa," Triplett writes. Through 2 games, Ingram has averaged a pathetic 1.8 yards per carry on 17 attempts. Thomas, meanwhile, has popped off 5.1 yards per carry on his 14 totes. PT continues to look like the better RB. Now we just have to hope HC Sean Payton realizes that and acts accordingly. Get Thomas on your fantasy roster right now. He'll be a weekly starter even if his workload grows by just a few touches per game.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBThomas listed as starter on 1st depth chart
Pierre Thomas is listed as the #1 RB on the Saints' initial depth chart. Mark Ingram is #2, followed by Darren Sproles. It doesn't mean a whole lot since we know New Orleans will continue to deploy a committee attack. But it might be a sign that Thomas' role is set to grow in 2013. He averaged 7 carries and 2.6 catches per game last year. We could see that growing to around 10 carries and 3 grabs per game this season. Thomas continues to be undervalued with a 12-team ADP in the 11th round.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBruled out for Week 17
Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. That knee has been bothering him for a couple weeks, so he'll take a seat for a meaningless finale. PT's absence should get Chris Ivory involved again. He'll operate in a committee with Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBactive
Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) is active for today's game against the Cowboys. He'll continue to split backfield duties with RBs Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBprobable for Week 16
Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) popped up on the injury report on Thursday. But he put in a couple limited practices and is listed as probable for this weekend's game against the Cowboys. The knee shouldn't be an issue, but PT is still just a RB3 or flex option in fantasy. He's averaging 68 total yards without a TD over his last 3 games.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBadded to injury report with knee
Saints RB Pierre Thomas was added to the injury report on Thursday as limited with a knee. It's unclear if he tweaked the knee yesterday and had his reps scaled back today, or if he was injured today and unable to finish practice. Check back tomorrow for an update.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBpasses physical
Saints RB Pierre Thomas passed his physical and was able to run during camp today. We haven't received many updates on his recovery from January ankle surgery, but it sounds like he's at least close to 100%. Barring a setback, he'll be ready for Week 1. His exact role in New Orleans' backfield remains unclear.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBwon't be 100% for start of camp
According to the Sporting News, Saints RB Pierre Thomas is unlikely to be back at 100% when training camp opens. He's rehabbing from January ankle surgery. Although P.T. should be fine for Week 1, this might be just the leg up rookie RB Mark Ingram needs to emerge from camp as New Orleans' lead back.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBsheds his walking boot
Saints RB Pierre Thomas revealed on his Twitter feed that he's out of his walking boot after undergoing ankle surgery back in January. He remains on track to be back to 100% for training camp.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBshould be ready for training camp
Saints RB Pierre Thomas' ankle injury is expected to keep him sidelined until July, but GM Mickey Loomis fully expects PT to be ready for training camp. With the lockout in effect, there may not be any OTAs anyways, so Thomas may not be missing anything. As long as his rehab goes as planned, Thomas should be New Orleans' starting RB come Week 1.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBunlikely to be ready for OTAs
A pesky ankle injury kept Saints RB Pierre Thomas out for 10 games this past season. And HC Sean Payton recently revealed that the surgery Thomas underwent back in January was "extensive." Payton believes the rehab process will go into the summer and prevent Thomas from participating in OTAs. It sounds like he'll be ready for training camp though, and the new 4-year deal he just signed would seem to back up that theory. We'll continue to update Thomas' recovery throughout the offseason.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBgets 4-year deal from Saints
The Saints have signed RB Pierre Thomas to a new 4-year, $12 million contract. It's a cheap price to pay for a guy who was ultra-effective in 2008 and 2009. But P.T. struggled through injuries in 2010, which undoubtedly hurt his market value. He'll return to New Orleans as the favorite for lead back duties, although RB Chris Ivory isn't going away and will likely steal short-yardage work. There's also a good chance that RB Reggie Bush is back in the Big Easy next year.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBhas surgery
According to Saints beat writer Jeff Duncan, RB Pierre Thomas recently underwent successful surgery on his ankle. The fragile Thomas’ future in New Orleans is in doubt, as he enters next season without a contract. He'd likely be viewed as part of a 1-2 backfield punch if he hit the open market.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBplaced on IR
The Saints have placed RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) on IR. The injury he suffered in Week 3 turned 2010 into a lost season for him. He'll hit the market this winter as an unrestricted free-agent. Meanwhile, RBs Reggie Bush and Julius Jones will be forced to carry the load in New Orleans' backfield in the playoffs.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBinactive
Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Bucs after suffering a setback in practice earlier this week. RB Chris Ivory will start and is a solid RB2 option.
Pierre ThomasNO -RBre-injures ankle
Saints RB Pierre Thomas aggravated his sprained ankle in Friday's practice and is now listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucs. We'll know PT's official status around noon ET on Sunday, but he'll be a risky fantasy play even if he's active. If Thomas ends up sitting out, RB Chris Ivory will be a rock-solid RB2 option.
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