By Nathan Brown | The Advocate
Back in November when Michael Thomas paid homage to legendary Saints wide receiver Joe Horn, replicating his famous touchdown celebration by pulling a cellphone out of the bottom of the goal post, the retired wideout responded with equal appreciation.
Horn bought Thomas’ white Color Rush jersey, saying he’d wear it to any Saints events down the line, including a hopeful Super Bowl push.
Sunday’s regular season finale didn’t involve hoisting a massive trophy or winning a massive ring, but the contest culminated in a special occasion for the pair, while both sporting a No. 13 jersey.
With a six-yard crossing route snag in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter of the Saints’ 33-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers, Thomas became the first receiver in franchise history to eclipse 1,400 yards, breaking Horn’s New Orleans single-season receiving yards total of 1,399 he set in 2004. He finished Sunday with five catches for 29 yards, ending with the record-setting grab....
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