NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 39 448 11.5 1 31

Top Michael Thomas News

  • Saints' Michael Thomas: Tallies 39 catches in 10 games

    Thomas (knee) caught 39 of 64 targets for 448 yards and one touchdown in 10 games during the 2023 season.

    For the fourth consecutive season, Thomas struggled to stay on the field due to injuries. The 30-year-old wideout appeared in double-digit games for the first time since his record-setting 2019 season, but he still missed the final seven contests of the year while on IR with a right knee injury. Thomas continued to put up similar numbers on a per-reception basis compared to the majority of his career, averaging 11.5 yards per catch. However, his overall production was curbed by the presence of Chris Olave, who has taken on a role as the Saints' No. 1 receiver since being selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Thomas finished with one fewer reception despite seeing nine more targets than his seven-game 2020 season, and he fell short of 500 receiving yards for the fourth straight season. He will enter the final season of his five-year, $96.25 million contract, and he is currently set to cost about $12.4 million against the Saints' cap in 2024.

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  • Saints' Michael Thomas: Not ready to practice

    Saints head coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that Thomas (knee) isn't ready to return to practice, Sean Fazende of Fox 8 New Orleans reports.

    Thomas thus appears unlikely to be designated for return from injured reserve due to the right knee injury that he sustained Week 10 at Minnesota. The Saints are vying for a spot in the postseason, but if that doesn't come to pass, Thomas seems destined to finish this season with 39 catches (on 64 targets) for 448 yards and one touchdown in 10 contests.

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  • Saints' Michael Thomas: Not practicing

    Thomas (knee) isn't practicing Wednesday, Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Thomas' continued absence comes as no surprise after head coach Dennis Allen intimated Tuesday that the receiver was unlikely to play this week at Tampa Bay. The wideout has missed five games and is eligible to return from injured reserve at any point now.

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  • Saints' Michael Thomas: Week 17 return unlikely

    Saints head coach Dennis Allen was non-committal Tuesday about Thomas' (knee) status for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, though the expectation is that the wideout won't practice this week, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Thomas has already missed five games with a right knee injury he suffered Nov. 12 against the Vikings, but there's little indication he's close to a return. The wideout was eligible to have his 21-day evaluation window opened last week, but the Saints didn't clear him to practice at any point, and he doesn't appear set to resume on-field work this week, either. With Thomas trending toward another absence, the Saints will be left with A.T. Perry, Keith Kirkwood and Lynn Bowden as their depth options behind starting wideouts Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed.

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  • Saints' Michael Thomas: Won't have window opened Week 16

    Thomas (knee) won't have his practice window opened prior to Thursday's game against the Rams, Mike Triplett of New Orleans.Football reports.

    Thomas has spent the requisite four weeks on injured reserve, so his 21-day practice window can be opened at any point moving forward. The veteran wide receiver isn't ready to return yet, and coach Dennis Allen was unable to provide a return timetable for Thomas on Monday. After Thursday's game, the Saints won't play again until Sunday, Dec. 31 in Tampa Bay.

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  • Saints' Michael Thomas: Should play again in 2023

    Thomas (knee) is expected to return from injured reserve at some point this season, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Thomas injured his right knee early in the Saints' Week 10 loss to the Vikings and was placed on IR following the team's Week 11 bye. He'll be sidelined through at least Week 15, but the Saints are seemingly expecting him back at some point over the final three weeks of the regular season, though the calculus might change a bit if they continue to lose games and somehow fall out of the playoff hunt in a laughably weak NFC South. New Orleans was in first place at the time of Thomas' injury but has since slipped to one game behind the Falcons, who would be all but assured of having the upper hand for any division tiebreakers if they beat the Buccaneers this Sunday to move to 4-0 within the NFC South.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 212 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 30
School: Ohio State
Experience: 8