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Saints dealt another blow, lose Pierre Thomas for 2-3 weeks

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Oct 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

They say when it rains, it pours. Such is the case for the New Orleans Saints right now, as NFL.com Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that the team will be without running back Pierre Thomas for several weeks.

The loss of Thomas is significant for the Saints’ offense, as he will miss games against the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers. His status will be up in the air once the team plays the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10.

Thomas has an extreme amount of versatility, and the team will likely turn to Travaris Cadet to help fill the void with PT being out of commission.

The Saints have piled up a laundry list of injuries lately, as the team announced that defensive end Glenn Foster was done for the season after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. The team also lost center Jonathan Goodwin (the extent of the injury is unknown), nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (concussion), and cornerback Keenan Lewis (hamstring/cramps). Lewis confirmed that ‘he’ll be ready’ for the game against the Packers, however.

The team re-signed veteran tight end Tom Crabtree and waived linebacker Todd Davis yesterday. The move does leave the Saints with an open roster slot.

Perhaps we will see the team finally turn to the services of wide receiver Joe Morgan and/or Nick Toon with one less running back suiting up for the next couple of weeks.

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