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New Orleans Saints Lock Up Pierre Thomas Until 2016

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Dec 15, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) carries the ball past St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long (91) at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Mickey Loomis continues to be an extremely busy man.

As per Lamont Smith, or the agent for Pierre Thomas, Thomas has signed a two-year extension with the New Orleans Saints.

Thomas was a part of big rumors in the football world to be subject to a trade or release along with wide receiver Lance Moore, and running back Darren Sproles.

You can squad those rumors now. Thomas played in all sixteen regular season games for the New Orleans Saints, and had a career-high 77 receptions last season for 513 yards, and tied his career-high in rushing attempts with 147 for 549 yards. He’d also add five touchdowns.

Sadly, Thomas would miss the team’s two post season matchups against the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks with a surprise chest injury sustained against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and would arguably have his presence missed in the process.

Thomas, who turned 29 in December, will join current running backs Khiry Robinson, Mark Ingram, and Travaris Cadet for the 2014 season.

The team has to love what they got out of Thomas for the 2013 season, as he had some good games against the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and the Atlanta Falcons.

It’s weird to think that Darren Sproles is the odd man out of the backfield for the team, but with the extension, it sounds that Thomas may have landed a richer deal on the back-end, as he was originally set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014 season.

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