Pierre Thomas | RB
Posted: 4/2/2015 3:58pm et
Free-agent RB Pierre Thomas (Saints) has drawn some interest from the Washington Redskins as they look to give competition to RBs Chris Thompson and Silas Redd for the third-down role, according to a source. However, Washington will likely see what's available in the draft before proceeding with Thomas. Among the options the Redskins could look at in the draft are Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah, Northern Iowa RB David Johnson, Miami (Fla.) RB Duke Johnson, South Carolina RB Mike Davis and Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon.
Huddle Up: Thomas, who has spent the last eight seasons with the Saints, certainly could fill a role for the Skins, who just lost free-agent Roy Helu, but he -- and a number of other veteran free-agent backs, are likely going to have to wait until after the draft.
Posted: 3/5/2015 1:42am et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas was released Wednesday, March 4.
Huddle Up: The release of Thomas leaves Khiry Robinson as the lead dog in the Saints' backfield... at least for now. One rumored landing spot for Thomas is Detroit, where he would serve as the replacement for Reggie Bush. Gee, sounds familiar.
Posted: 12/26/2014 4:38pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: It's the end of a disappointing season for Thomas, who's had 222 and two TDs rushing and 45 catches for 378 yards and a score through the air.
Posted: 12/25/2014 9:11pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Thomas left Week 16's game early and has not practiced this week, making him a rather iffy fantasy proposition for the regular-season finale.
Posted: 12/24/2014 6:30pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Thomas was banged up in the Week 16 loss to the Falcons, and with the Saints eliminated from postseason contention, they're likely not in any rush to press injured players back into action.
Posted: 11/22/2014 5:59pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) was limited in practice Saturday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Monday night's tilt with the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Khiry Robinson is out for the game, so Thomas will be the No. 2 back behind Mark Ingram. Ingram will get the majority of snaps but Thomas will see some time on passing downs. He's a flier flex play in deeper PPR leagues this week.
Posted: 11/20/2014 6:36pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. Thomas has missed the last four games, but he said there's a chance that he plays in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: The Saints could use a timely return by Thomas as fellow RBs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Travaris Cadet (hamstring) missed practice for a second straight day Thursday.
Posted: 11/15/2014 12:25am et
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: That'll make four straight games missed for the duo, meaning another bright green light and heavy workload for Mark Ingram on Sunday against the visiting Bengals.
Posted: 11/14/2014 12:13am et
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (shoulder, rib) and Khiry Robinson (arm) were both absent from practice again Thursday, Nov. 13. Both players are long shots to play in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Thomas did some individual work Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Hard to believe that both backs are on the verge of missing their fourth straight game. In the meantime, it's been a fantasy boon for the fantasy owners of Mark Ingram who's notched three straight 100-yard rushing games.
Posted: 11/7/2014 6:32pm et
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and have been been ruled out for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Thomas and Robinson will both miss a third straight game, meaning there will be a continued reliance on Mark Ingram, who's 56 total touches over the last 2 games. Travaris Cadet will also be involved in the passing game.
Posted: 11/7/2014 12:26am et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (shoulder, ribs) was held out of practice Thursday, Nov. 6, and is questionable for the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: Thomas and fellow RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), who have both missed the Saints' last 2 games, were held out of practice for a second straight day, increasing the likelihood that they'll miss another contest Sunday. See if Friday brings any status changes.
Posted: 10/30/2014 7:46pm et
New Orleans Saints RBs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) are both inactive in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet will shoulder the RB duties against the disappointing Carolina defense.
Posted: 10/29/2014 6:45pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 9.
Huddle Up: As expected, Thomas will miss a second straight game, leaving the Thursday-night RB load to Mark Ingram, Travaris Cadet and, possibly, Khiry Robinson.
Posted: 10/28/2014 8:01pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Much like teammate Khiry Robinson, it looks like Thomas will miss a second straight game, meaning there will be a continued pass-catching role for Travaris Cadet, who's had a combined 10 receptions for 91 yards over the last 2 games.
Posted: 10/27/2014 8:12pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) likely would not have been able to participate in practice Monday, Oct. 27 had the team worked out Monday.
Huddle Up: With the Saints playing on Thursday in Week 9, it's going to be that much harder for Thomas to get back on the field. Meanwhile, Mark Ingram and Tarvaris Cadet were quite effective in shouldering the RB duties Sunday night so there's no need for New Orleans to rush Thomas back before he's ready.
Posted: 10/21/2014 11:06am et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is expected to miss two to three weeks due to a shoulder injury, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Fortunately for the Saints they have a thousand other backs they can (and often do) rotate in and out of the lineup. Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet are the most likely candidates to pick up Pierre's workload, but good luck trying to figure out how Sean Payton will use his backs on a week-to-week basis.
Posted: 10/16/2014 6:44pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Just sounds like a temporary blip so no real concerns for now.
Posted: 10/6/2014 10:36am et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas carried four times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he had eight receptions for a team-high 77 yards with another score.
Huddle Up: A dozen touches feels about right for Thomas, and he was especially productive with them this week. It would be nice if fantasy owners could count on Thomas getting this workload on a regular basis, but especially once Mark Ingram returns to the lineup it's a revolving quagmire that alternately yields big fantasy numbers and equal doses of frustration.
Posted: 8/11/2014 10:54am et
New Orleans Saints RBs Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson have pulled ahead of RB Pierre Thomas at running back.
Huddle Up: The Saints backfield is a fantasy mess, but if you've been scooping up Ingram and Robinson on the cheap thus far this draft season you appear to be in good shape. Of course, the New Orleans RB rotation is bound to change on a game-to-game basis.