Emmanuel Sanders additionally stays on the reserve-COVID checklist, which means New Orleans can be with out three of its prime 4 huge receivers Sunday on the Chicago Bears.
All three may very well be again as early as subsequent weekend’s vital showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Evening Soccer, nonetheless.
Thomas has been sidelined since Week 1 due to a excessive ankle sprain, a crew disciplinary motion and a hamstring harm that he suffered final week. However he returned to follow on a restricted foundation each Thursday and Friday this week.
Callaway, in the meantime, suffered an ankle harm throughout his breakout efficiency final weekend whereas Thomas and Sanders have been out. The undrafted rookie caught eight passes for 75 yards in New Orleans’ 27-24 win over the Carolina Panthers. Callaway additionally practiced on a restricted foundation Thursday and Friday.
Of their absence, the Saints ought to proceed to rely closely on working again Alvin Kamara, tight finish Jared Cook and receivers Tre’Quan Smith and Deonte Harris within the passing sport. They might additionally name up follow squad receivers Austin Carr, Juwan Johnson and/or Tommylee Lewis.
The Saints (4-2) have really received three straight video games regardless of their depleted WR corps, with Drew Brees and the passing offense discovering a greater rhythm by the week. They transformed 12 of 14 third-down makes an attempt and by no means punted in final week’s win over Carolina.