Friday night versus the Raiders, a proven veteran weapon returns to the Saints offense. Versatile running back Pierre Thomas says he's anxious to get back to work after resting an undisclosed leg injury for a week.
"I am ready to play on Friday. I am ready to hit another team besides my own players," Thomas said. "I really don't like being hurt and I just want to get back out there on the field with my teammates. They were being smart with me, just holding me back, making sure everything was good. I have these fresh legs. I am good and I'm glad to be back with these guys."
Back in 2007, many likely considered it a risky decision: cutting 4th-rounder Antonio Pittman from Ohio State whom the Saints traded up to snag, in order to keep a relatively unknown free agent out of Illinois who struggled just to find an agent.
But Sean Payton made the call, believing Thomas was something special.
Thomas celebrated the news by jumping up and down on his bed...