Michael Thomas among 3 Saints players ruled out for Week 15

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John Sigler
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While the New Orleans Saints are welcoming Drew Brees back into the lineup after four weeks on the sidelines with a litany of chest injuries, they’re being more conservative with star receiver Michael Thomas.

Thomas wasn’t able to practice this week while managing the same ankle injury that kept him out of action for much of the regular season’s first half, and the team has preemptively ruled him out for Sunday’s matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.

It’s the latest disappointment for Thomas after his record-setting 2019 season. Here’s hoping he can bounce back soon, but it’s tough to see that happening on a short week before the Saints’ Christmas Day game against the Minnesota Vikings.

But Thomas wasn’t the only Saints player ruled out for Week 15. Guard Nick Easton (concussion) and nose tackle Malcom Brown (shoulder) will both join him on the inactive list, which is concerning. The interior offensive line has been a weakness for the Saints recently, and Brown’s absence against the Philadelphia Eagles helped snap their NFL-record of games played without allowing a 100-yard rusher. They’ll both be missed.

Here’s your full injury report following Friday’s practice session:

From the Saints

Position

Name

Injury

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Game status

DT

Malcom Brown

Shoulder

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

G

Nick Easton

Concussion

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

WR

Michael Thomas

Ankle

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

DT

Malcolm Roach

Illness

DNP

Full

Full

WR

Deonte Harris

Neck

DNP

Limited

Limited

Questionable

WR

Tommylee Lewis

Illness

DNP

Full

Full

T

Ryan Ramczyk

Elbow

Limited

Full

Full

DE

Marcus Davenport

Quad

Limited

Full

Full

G

Andrus Peat

Foot

Limited

Full

Full

From the Chiefs

Position

Name

Injury

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Game status

T

Mike Remmers

Back/Neck

DNP

DNP

DNP

Doubtful

T

Eric Fisher

Back

DNP

DNP

Full

Questionable

LB

Damien Wilson

Knee

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

WR

Tyreek Hill

Hamstring

Full

Full

Full

TE

Nick Keizer

Ankle/Knee

Full

Full

Full

DE

Tanoh Kpassagnon

Hip

Full

Full

Full

DT

Derrick Nnadi

Ankle

Full

Full

Full

DE

Alex Okafor

Knee

Full

Full

Full

T

Martinas Rankin

Knee

Full

Full

Full

C

Austin Reiter

Knee

Full

Full

Full

RB

Darwin Thompson

Illness

DNP

DNP

Out

TE

Ricky Seals-Jones

Illness

DNP

Full