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NFL Says Whitner Helmet Hit on Thomas Was Legal

The NFL has send the helmet-to-helmet hit on Saints running back Pierre Thomas by 49ers safety Donte Whitner was legal according to the Associated Press. Whitner was not penalized because the tackle was not against a defenseless player. Helmet-to-helmet hits are outlawed against eight categories considered defenseless players, and a runner is not one of […]

Pierre Thomas Fined $12,500

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been fined $12,500 by the NFL for a uniform violation and a touchdown celebration in which he placed a bow on a football and gave it to a fan, according to theAssociated Press. The fine for the celebration is $7,500. Thomas also violated NFL policies by wearing […]

Saints recap: Brees spreads rock; run game proves effective

Special Contribution by NFL Gridiron Gab Featured Author Adrian Mojia Most of the damage done by the Saints was done by the run game which amassed 195 total yards. Darren Sproles ignited the flame with 2 plays which totaled 50 yards and set up a Lance Moore touchdown. Brees has now gone 36 games with […]

Saints Not Looking to Move RB Pierre Thomas

Two New Orleans coaches this week insisted to Len Pasquarelli of The Sports Xchange that, despite the selection of Mark Ingram in the first round two months ago, the team is not shopping tailback Pierre Thomas. “He’s here,” said one coach when asked about some reports that Thomas — who missed 10 games in 2010 […]

RB Pierre Thomas Sheds His Walking Boot

Running back Pierre Thomas missed 10 games with an ankle injury and went under the knife in mid-January to address the ankle. Despite the injury, Thomas signed a four-year, $12 million deal with the club right before the lockout. On Wednesday, Thomas told his Twitter followers that he “was outta the boot”. In other words, […]

Saints To Spend An Early Draft Pick On A Running Back?

Head coach Sean Payton wouldn’t go as far as to say having Reggie Bush back in New Orleans next season is a sure thing — Bush will have to take a significant pay cut to return. Payton did indicate that he thinks the two sides can work out a deal and expects Bush to be […]

The Fine Print of the Pierre Thomas Deal

Pro Football Talk reports on the fine print of the deal for running back Pierre Thomas, who inked a four-year deal last week with the Saints. When we initially passed along Pierre Thomas’ four-year, $12 million contract last week, we called it a steal for New Orleans. Thomas’ deal includes a $640,000 base salary in […]

RB Thomas Inks a Four-Year Deal to Stay a Saint

Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Thursday that the club has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with running back Pierre Thomas. Thomas joined the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2007, signing with the team out of the University of Illinois and has led the club in rushing over that […]