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Michael Thomas, a wide receiver with the New Orleans Saints, will miss the start of the season.

Michael Thomas in action against the Bears last season (AP) According to reports, the ankle injury that hampered New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas last season may keep him from making his debut in 2021.
Thomas “may be on the sideline for weeks” to begin the season, according to NFL Network, as he recovers from offseason surgery.
According to the report, the suggested rehab period following his June procedure to repair ligaments in his left ankle is four months.
Thomas was hurt in the 2020 opening and ended up receiving just 40 passes for 438 yards and zero touchdowns in seven games after breaking an NFL single-season record with 149 receptions for a league-leading 1,725 yards in 2019.
In 2019, Michael Thomas’ finest play from every game!
That’s why he’s known as @Cantguardmike.
He appeared in two postseason games, but failed not catch a pass on his four targets in a 30-20 divisional playoff defeat to the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. pic.twitter.com/vrCdXB4Aw3 — NFL (@NFL) May 22, 2020
It was his first game without a catch in his five-year career.
Thomas, a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, has 510 receptions for 5,950 yards and 32 touchdowns in 70 games since being picked in the second round by the Saints in 2016.
In 2019, Thomas, 28, agreed to a five-year, $96.3 million contract extension, with a basic salary of $12.6 million and a cap hit of $18.8 million in 2021.
As the Saints transition from the Drew Brees era, his absence would be a major blow to the offense.
The quarterbacks on the roster heading into training camp next week are Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill, and rookie Ian Book.

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After ankle surgery, Saints WR Michael Thomas will miss games.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is anticipated to miss the start of the 2021 season after undergoing ankle surgery.
In June, Thomas allegedly had surgery to mend ligaments in his ankle.
According to Rapoport, the recovery time for the surgery is recommended to be four months.
Thomas, 28, has been one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL since his debut in 2016.
With 149 receptions in 2019, he set the NFL record with 510 catches in just 70 career games.
Thomas has made three Pro Bowl appearances and has been named to two All-Pro teams.
The Saints have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons, but Sean Payton’s club could have a difficult year in 2021.
Quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement after the 2020 season, leaving Taysom Hill and Jamies Winston as the two front-runners for the starting job in Week 1.
In Week 1 of the 2021 season, New Orleans will host the Packers.
The game will begin at 4:25 p.m.
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Michael Irvin attacks the Cowboys’ immunization rate for COVID-19.

With less than a week until the start of training camp, there are reportedly 13 NFL teams with over 85% of their players vaccinated against COVID-19, and one Hall of Famer is slamming his former team for not making the cut.
Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin lambasted his former team for failing to meet the vaccine threshold at a Texas event over the weekend, linking the absence of vaccines to a lack of commitment to winning a Super Bowl.
“Are you really thinking about winning a championship if you’re not one of those teams (at the threshold),” Irvin said, according to ESPN.
The exact percentage of vaccinated Cowboys players is unknown, while they are not one of the teams the Associated Press has identified as having less than 50% vaccinated players.
According to the Associated Press, the lowest vaccination rate is among the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Football team, while the highest is among the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Miami Dolphins.
Unvaccinated players will not be allowed to leave the team hotel or eat meals with teammates, according to safety regulations put in place by the NFL and the players’ union last month.
They’ll also have to put on masks and maintain social distance.
According to ESPN, the Cowboys will set up a testing lab at their training camp facilities to test unvaccinated athletes daily and vaccinated players weekly.
Irvin went on to say that vaccinated athletes should try to be their colleagues to get vaccinated as well, regardless of whose team they are on.
“Someone in that dang locker room should say, ‘Hey dude, we’re going to have a chance, are you vaccinated?'” stated Irvin.
“Let’s take a look at this because this might be a two-week healthy person missing games, and this isn’t the NBA.”
It could be it for you in this league.
The correct person is only absent for two weeks.
“Your a– has been kicked out.”