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It’s been a long while since we last saw Michael Thomas do his thing for the New Orleans Saints, but the wait is finally coming to an end.
Recently, Saints HC Dennis Allen confirmed the recent rumors and reports about Thomas, stating that the team fully expects him to be 100% and a full participant when training camp gets underway on Wednesday.
"Our expectation is that Mike (Thomas) will be a full participant,"
Dennis Allen on Mike Thomas' availability for the start of #SaintsCamp pic.twitter.com/PxX1VsvQyw
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) July 25, 2023
The former Ohio State star has dealt with countless injuries over the past three seasons, so his status for the upcoming campaign was always in question.
He’s dealt with multiple lower-leg ailments, and he didn’t partake in the early stages of their OTAs.
The Saints will have a new look to their offense with Derek Carr at quarterback, and having an elite wide receiver like Thomas will obviously smooth things up for the Fresno State product.
Thomas’ best season came in 2019 when he ran away with Offensive Player of the Year honors before injuries derailed what seemed to be a promising career, and it remains to be seen how much he has left in the tank.
The Saints will rely heavily on youngsters Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed, but if Thomas can be half as good as he was in 2019 with Drew Brees under center, they will have a legit chance to get on top of the NFC South, granted that it’s arguably the least competitive division in football entering the upcoming campaign.
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