Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara To Return

Drew Brees will have his top weapons back. The Saints activated both Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas on Saturday.

Thomas missed the Saints final three regular-season games, going on IR before Week 15 because of a troublesome ankle injury. Kamara is back after contracting COVID-19 last week. The All-Pro running back will end up missing just one game.

The Saints shut down Thomas in hopes he could recover from an injury that has bothered him for months. Thomas suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 1, costing him early-season time. That began a complicated season for the perennial Pro Bowler. The Saints handed Thomas a one-game suspension for striking a teammate and then saw him run into a hamstring injury in practice. Altogether, the fifth-year standout missed nine games this season.

Entering 2020, Thomas had missed just two contests. He finished the regular season with with just 40 catches for 438 yards and no touchdowns but will have a chance to end the season on a more positive note.

Kamara contracted the coronavirus shortly after his record-tying Christmas Day performance. Despite not playing in Week 17, the fourth-year running back finished the season with a league-high 21 touchdowns — six of which coming against the Vikings in Kamara’s most recent outing.

New Orleans has been without key cogs throughout the season, losing Brees and Emmanuel Sanders at points as well. Ahead of what could be Brees’ final postseason run, the Saints will have their top guns in uniform.

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  1. crosseyedlemon

    Saints will be looking past Sunday’s game against the Bears and pay the price. Their reputation as a snake bitten team will remain intact.

    • SFGiantsFan09

      No they understand that they have to go out and work hard every game, especially in the postseason. I think they won’t let the ref decide as much this time around. Plus they’re at home

    • wagner13

      I don’t see why they would look ahead. The Bears took them into overtime in the regular season and the Saints are well-coached

      • crosseyedlemon

        The Bears only made the playoffs because they got help from the Rams and they were destroyed in their final game at home by the Packers. It would only be natural for the Saints to be looking ahead.

        • cubsnomore

          The Saints D will be enough to beat the Bears. They can feel free to look ahead.

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