Highly rated wide receiver Michael Thomas has been with Sean Payton’s New Orleans Saints since 2006. 4 years down the line, the California-born athlete has established himself as one of the best wideouts in the league.
In fact, Thomas joined the elite company earlier this year after he was included in the Madden NFL 21 99 club alongside the likes of Aaron Donald and Patrick Mahomes.
However, the 2020 NFL season has not gone as per plan for the New Orleans star. He’s featured in just one game this season with just 17 receiving yards to his name.
Thomas has been dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered during the season-opening win against the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
However, there were rumors that Thomas would start on Monday night in the Week Five clash against the Los Angeles Chargers. But that won’t be the case as per NFL insider Adam Schefter.
As per insider reports, Thomas has been excluded from the roster after an incident took place during training earlier this week. The 27-year-old was involved in a training ground bust-up with an unnamed teammate.
Sean Payton, a known ‘no-nonsense’ coach, has now taken the decision to move Thomas out of contention for a spot in Monday night’s lineup against the Chargers.
With Thomas out of the picture for Monday’s game, the Saints will have to rely on their backup wideouts to provide Drew Brees with adequate support in the middle.
A major chunk of the offensive load will fall on Emmanuel Sanders and Tre’Quan Smith along with star running back, Alvin Kamara.
The 30-year-old wide receiver Latavius Murray is also in line to get some playing time on Monday. The Saints take on Anthony Lynn’s Los Angeles Chargers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome tonight.
They are in dire need of some wins as the reigning NFC South Champions look to make the NFL Playoffs yet again.