BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
The New Orleans Saints were hopeful Michael Thomas would make his return to the field Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but a mid-week hamstring injury appeared to dash those hopes.
Thomas, along with veteran offensive lineman Nick Easton, was ruled out for Sunday's game. This will mark the fifth consecutive game missed by Thomas since he injured his ankle in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
That ankle injury kept Thomas sidelined for Weeks 2-4, and the Saints held him out of their Week 5 contest against the Los Angeles Chargers for disciplinary reasons after Thomas got...