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RB Pierre Thomas - New Orleans Saints

5-10, 205Born: 12-18-1984College: IllinoisDrafted: ---

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New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 9.

He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 27): Thomas was unable to practice last week due to his injured rib and injured shoulder, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

General News (Wed Oct 29): is out for this weekend's game.

Week 9: at Carolina Panthers

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. This should be a fun NFC South shootout between two rivals, though neither team has been at their best for the majority of the season. Mark Ingram announced his return to game shape last week with an impressive 24/172/1 rushing (with 1/3/0 receiving) while Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder injuries) and Khiry Robinson (forearm injury) sat out nursing injuries. Travaris Cadet handled most of the passing-down duties (1/7/0 rushing with five targets for 4/40/0 receiving). The two backs combined for a very effective combo against the soft Green Bay defensive front - stay tuned to's Players in the News this week to see if Thomas or Robinson will be able to get back in the mix for Week 9. If they remain sidelined, Ingram will be in line for a hefty helping of carries again on Thursday Night Football. The Panthers' rush D allowed 26/119/0 to the Seahawks' backs last Sunday, after giving up 30/122/2 to the Packers' backs two games ago. To date, the Panthers' rush D is ranked 28th in the NFL averaging 135.2 rushing yards allowed per game, with eight rushing scores handed out. They are fairly soft in this phase of the game. Advantage, New Orleans.

Recent Stats and Projections

5 vs TB 4 35 1 10 8 77 1 0
7 at DET 6 13 0 4 4 17 0 0
9 at CAR PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 0 * * *
9 at CAR PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 7 vs DET (6 / 13 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)

Thomas was the most effective and involved Saints RB before leaving the game in the 3rd quarter with a shoulder injury. Thomas had a solid, if unspectacular, day in which he ran hard, pass blocked well and gave Brees a nice pass outlet on many occasions. Thomas had a strong catch and run for a first down on 2nd-and-10 with the Saints backed up deep in their own territory in the first half that got them off ad running on a long scoring drive. Thomas led the RBs in snaps before his injury and had a nice gainer called back on a holding penalty. He caught the ball on the right sideline and powered his way for a solid gain before delivering a blow to the DB at the end of the run and re-aggravating his injury.


Latest News

Saints | Pierre Thomas ruled out (Wed Oct 29, 05:15 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 9.

Our View: Without Thomas on the field, we could see a larger role for Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet.
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Saints | No practice for Pierre Thomas (Tue Oct 28, 06:42 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Our View: It's a short week for the Saints. Thomas may not be able to play on Thursday night against the Panthers.
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Saints | Pierre Thomas does not practice (Mon Oct 27, 05:56 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 27. This is an estimation since the team did not practice Monday.

Saints | Week 8 Inactives (Sun Oct 26, 07:27 PM) - The New Orleans Saints have declared WR Joe Morgan, C Jonathan Goodwin, RB Khiry Robinson, LB Kyle Knox, WR Nick Toon, RB Pierre Thomas, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste inactive for Week 8.

Our View: Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet should both get a lot of work in a prolific offense that feeds the running back position a lot of yards. catches, and touchdown chances.

Saints | Pierre Thomas to miss Week 8 (Fri Oct 24, 04:08 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and has been ruled out for Week 8.

Our View: Travaris Cadet will be the primary receiving back with Thomas out, and it should also add a few touches to Mark Ingram's workload. Whether Thomas is worth carrying through his injury depends on the scoring system and bench size of your league, and your current RB corps, but it is not a slam dunk.
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