WR: Michael Thomas

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Michael Thomas (ankle, PUP list) is still "a couple weeks away."

Thomas is eligible to return now but it sounds like a Week 8 or Week 9 debut is in the cards. He was out for the entire offseason after undergoing ankle surgery on the same ankle that held him out of much of the 2020 season. The Saints' passing attack has been anemic without Thomas. They are 31st in the NFL in passing yards per game and have been unable to find consistent receiving production from anyone, including Alvin Kamara. Thomas will return to a massive target share WR2 numbers at minimum once healthy.

SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Oct 18, 2021, 2:29 PM ET