NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that wide receiver Michael Thomas is expected to return to the New Orleans Saints on an incentive-laden one-year deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that New Orleans and Thomas agreed to a reworked contract that will become a one-year, $10 million deal with the potential for the 30-year-old to earn up to $15 million with incentives.
Thomas is coming off of another season filled with injuries, which say him play in just three games. In those appearances, Thomas made 16 catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns before ending the year on injured reserve with a foot injury. Since 2020, the two-time former All-Pro and 2019 Offensive Player of the Year has battled multiple injuries, resulting in him playing in just 10 games since 2020.
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