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Final Saints vs. Panthers injury report: Michael Thomas ruled out

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints will hold wide receiver, Michael Thomas, out of Sunday’s matchup with the Carolina Panthers as he continues to recover from a midweek hamstring injury, in addition to backup guard Nick Easton (who is still dealing with a concussion suffered nearly two weeks ago). The Saints are also without starting wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who entered the NFL COVID-19 protocol after recording a positive test result.

It’s less than ideal. Reserve cornerback Ken Crawley is ruled out after being in close contact with Sanders during practice on Thursday, and backup receiver Bennie Fowler is landing on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

The full, final injury report for Week 7:

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Saints confident in depth at receiver despite Thomas, Sanders being out vs. Panthers

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By Amos Morale III | WWL Radio

The New Orleans Saints will be without their top two receivers Sunday, when they host the Carolina Panthers at noon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Saints receiver Michael Thomas was ruled out with a hamstring injury and Emmanuel Sanders was added to the NFL’s reserve/COVID list after testing positive for the coronavirus Thursday. The Saints also placed receiver Bennie Fowler on injured reserve Friday.

Payton said roster uncertainty is just “part of the deal this year.”

“We’ve talked about the distractions and focusing on the things you can control,” he said. “Last night we spent a lot of time on how we want to put the plan together in place of him and we’ll do so accordingly.”

Payton said the Saints feel good about their depth at receiver and many of the available pass catchers on the Saints rosters have played significant snaps this season.

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BREAKING: Saints Place WR Emmanuel Sanders on the Reserve-Covid List

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Oct 4, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver
Emmanuel Sanders (17) makes a catch against Detroit Lions cornerback
Amani Oruwariye (24) during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory
Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY

By Bob Rose | SI

Sanders practiced with the team on Thursday before the positive test results, and must now quarantine until a negative test. The 33-Yr old Sanders is in his first season with the Saints and has 26 receptions for 304 yards and 2 touchdowns in five games this season. He’s caught 18 passes for 215 yards in the last two games after a slow start and had become a huge part of the team’s passing attack.

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15 wide receiver trade targets for the Saints

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints receiving corps is suddenly looking very sketchy. Starters Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are both out of action, and they’ve lost veteran reserve Bennie Fowler to injured reserve. They need some help, and it’s likely to come from the practice squad, where they’ve stashed veterans Austin Carr and Tommylee Lewis, plus rookie Juwan Johnson.

But who could be available in a trade? Know now that the Saints aren’t likely to find a magical cure-all before the NFL cutoff date, but some marginal upgrades could be found here or there. And a potential move shouldn’t be made based off a knee-jerk reaction to this week’s absences; the Saints have been running thin at receiver for some time now. With those caveats in place, here are 15 possible names that could be on the move before Nov. 3’s deadline.

Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

A Saints-Falcons trade for Julio Jones won’t happen for several reasons, besides the whole NFC South rivals-til-death thing. The Falcons can’t afford to eat the dead money hit from trading Jones, and the Saints can’t afford to take on more of his salary to help facilitate it. But wouldn’t it be fun?

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Report: Bucs reach deal with Antonio Brown, to debut Week 9 vs. Saints

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

Well, Antonio Brown found a new bridge to burn. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday evening that the free-agent wide receiver has reached an agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract, reuniting him with Tom Brady and his former Steelers coach Bruce Arians. Arians vehemently denied that Brown would play for his team earlier this year, but must have changed his mind.

Brown is currently serving an 8-week NFL suspension after a series of personal conduct policy violations. He’s set to go on trial in December after being accused of rape by his former personal trainer, which could lead to a longer suspension.

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Saints fans 'Ask Amie:' Michael Thomas trade rumors, receiver depth, Emmanuel Sanders on COVID-19 list

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Welcome back to The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate's Saints mailbag.

Every week I hand-pick a few questions from my Twitter mentions and emails to attempt to satisfy y'all's Saints curiosities.

If you want your weekly question included in my weekly mailbag, send them to me on Twitter at @Amie_Just or email them my way at

Here are some questions you asked about the Saints ahead of Week 7's game.

Honestly, this is preposterous. ESPN's Field Yates put it more succinctly than I could: "The only place Michael Thomas is getting traded is in your fantasy league."...
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Saints favored by 7+ points for second consecutive week

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As the Saints prepare to host the Carolina Panthers at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, they earn the heavy favor of Vegas. New Orleans will enter the weekend as 7.5-point favorites according to Sports Betting Dime.

The Saints (3-2) may be playing without their star wideout Michael Thomas for the fifth game in a row after he suffered a hamstring injury during Wednesday’s practice. Without Thomas this season, New Orleans has still maintained an ability to score and move the ball. While it’s not always pretty on offense, they are still one of six teams around the league scoring more...
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College prospects to watch: Week 8

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The Big Ten Conference has joined the fray. All Power 5 conferences will finally take center stage for the first time this season in what should be an exciting weekend. Here are five NFL Draft prospects to watch in Week 8:

No. 5 Ohio State makes its season debut against Nebraska. Fields and his returning teammates are looking to avenge their loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal last season.

Fields will likely be the second quarterback off the board and for good reason. He threw for 3,273 yards, 41 touchdowns and just three interceptions while adding 484 yards and 10...
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Film Study: Panthers without McCaffrey, but Mike Davis still a threat

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I feel like a broken record at this point. The New Orleans Saints have still yet to allow a 100-yard rusher since they faced off against then-Washington running back Samaje Perine back on November 19, 2017. They’ve faced some of the top running backs in the NFL since then, including Ezekiel Elliott, Todd Gurley (when he had knees), Christian McCaffrey multiple times, and most recently new stud Josh Jacobs. Not a single one of them has hit the 100-yard marker. This week the Saints get ready to face the Carolina Panthers without Christian McCaffrey, the highest-paid and arguably best running...
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Are Saints hoping to get offers for Michael Thomas?

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As the trade deadline approaches — and as the COVID-19 protocol as a practical matter accelerates the closing of the window for teams that hope to have new players ready to go for Week Nine — there’s an unlikely name to watch: Michael Thomas.

Some in league circles believe that the Saints could be willing to move him, and/or that Thomas could be interested in moving.

Two weeks ago, Thomas punched a teammate during practice. The Saints suspended him without really suspending him, fining him the amount of a game check and not putting him on the active roster for a Monday night game against...
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Raiders, Saints have no new positive tests

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The Raiders and Saints are trending in the right direction to be able to play tomorrow.

Both teams had no new positive tests in the latest round of COVID-19 testing, according to multiple reports.

The Buccaneers-Raiders game in Las Vegas was moved from Sunday night to Sunday afternoon, and Seahawks-Cardinals was moved into Sunday Night Football, because the NFL feared the Raiders might have to postpone their game after two players tested positive and several other players who had close contact with those two went into quarantine.

The Saints put wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on the...
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Interview with Saints’ Super Fan “Da Boom” gives hope and inspiration to many

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The New Orleans Saints have amassed plenty of fans over the years. The cast of super fans range from Elvis impersonators to wild clowns donning Saints paraphernalia. This one fan in particular stands out, after spending some time with him last week. Not many may be familiar with the name Paul Scheppf, but the outfit resembling an Air Force pilot with “Da Boom” nickname has done some great work within the community. Also, his love for the New Orleans Saints is second to none. Here is the interview with Paul Scheppf “Da Boom.”

Dean Mullen: Tell me a little about yourself and your...
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The end of the QB era, Part 3: Drew Brees’ legacy

  • News source: Madeleine Hudak
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This three-part series explores the inevitable predicament teams face: the dreaded plight of replacing a longtime franchise quarterback. Teams that arrive at this apex, historically, take one of two distinct paths – let their franchise leader go, or allow them to leave on their terms. Ultimately, when is it time to severe ties with a team’s beloved quarterback?

In Part 1, we saw that teams who let their famous quarterbacks go early watched them lead their new franchise to postseason success; in turn, their heir successors quickly flourished, and the team remained prosperous for years...
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Back-to-back wins do nothing for Saints fan confidence

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Saints fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

It’s been a wild ride for the New Orleans Saints so far this year and fans have been along for the ride. Despite getting back-to-back wins, confidence in the team has taken a slight dip again. Going to overtime against a rookie quarterback in Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers will likely do that.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 56 percent of Saints fans believe the team...
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WATCH: Week 7 preview video, Saints set to welcome our old pal Teddy B.

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The New Orleans Saints look like they will have a difficult time on offense Sunday morning.

Michael Thomas’s game status was in doubt all week after injuring his hamstring in practice, but then Emmanuel Sanders was added to the Reserve/Covid list late Friday afternoon. Now, both of the Saints star receivers will miss Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, with Sanders also scheduled to miss next week’s game against the Chicago Bears as well.

This couldn’t come at a worse time as the Saints are set to host their former teammate turned rival, Teddy Bridgewater, in an NFC South...
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Bennie Fowler underwent shoulder surgery

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The Saints placed receiver Bennie Fowler on injured reserve Friday.

Fowler revealed why Friday night: He had shoulder surgery.

He posted a photo on Instagram, sitting on a couch with his right arm in a sling.

“Rotator repaired. Labrum repaired,” Fowler wrote. “Support of family, friends and teammates unending.

“Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”

Fowler has played five games, seeing action on 56 offensive snaps and 72 on special teams. He has two catches for 11 yards, one tackle and one fumble recovery.
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Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list as a symptomatic positive. What now?

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints have had a relatively quiet go in terms of true positive coronavirus tests, but that changed on Thursday when veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders returned a symptomatic positive for COVID-19.

Sanders is the sixth Saints player to test positive for coronavirus, and the fifth to land on the reserve/COVID-19 list — but he's just the second true positive case the Saints have had.

The three players who previously returned false positive tests during training camp were linebacker Kaden Elliss, long snapper Zach Wood and All-Pro returner Deonte Harris.

Elliss and...
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Joe Brady's path to NFL offensive coordinator comes full circle with game against Saints

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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Joe Brady isn’t one to dwell on the past.

Even though this weekend’s game between his Carolina Panthers and his former employer in the New Orleans Saints, he’s not reminiscing much on how far he — the youngest coordinator in the NFL — has come since 2017.

He won’t allow himself to. He has far too much to think about.

“I try to keep that out in my mind because it really is not going to benefit me moving forward,” Brady said this week. “I have a job to do. I'm the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. It's my job to get our guys prepared to be able to execute on Sundays, so when...
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Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders and CB Ken Crawley on reserve/COVID-19 list, WR Michael Thomas and OL Nick Easton ruled out for Panthers

  • News source: Jude Young
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Just when you thought the Saints were likely to be close to full strength for their NFC South battle with the Panthers, fate – and a global pandemic – have intervened.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and cornerback Ken Crawley have been placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. Neither will play Sunday.

Meanwhile, wideout Michael Thomas (hamstring/ankle) and guard Nick Easton have been ruled out on the final official injury report of the week. While still trying to come back from a high ankle sprain encountered in week one, Thomas suffered the hamstring injury Wednesday.

New Orleans...
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