Tight end David Thomas has missed the last three games with a concussion he suffered in week three against the Houston Texans.
The coaching staff has kept a close eye on Thomas over the last few weeks, and were even worried enough about his health that they worked out several free agent tight ends as a precaution.
Thomas though finally made progress last week according to head coach Sean Payton, and today did return to practice in a limited capacity. His status for Sunday’s game against the Colts remains questionable.
There is a chance he will play as long as he cleared by doctors and suffers no setbacks after physical activity.
Tight end Jimmy Graham has stolen the show while Thomas has been down, tying an NFL record for consecutive 100-yard receiving games for a tight end last week, which he will get an opportunity to break against Indianapolis.
Quarterback Drew Brees has relied on Graham heavily this season in the passing game often looking for him in the red zone and on crucial third down plays.
He leads all NFL tight ends with 39 receptions for 629 yards and three touchdowns.
Fans are calling for the return of running back Chris Ivory, who is now eligible to return from the PUP list after a six week hiatus while recovering from multiple injuries.