Saints and Ravens Thursday Injury Report: Pierre Thomas, Robert Meachem Return For Limited Work


Dec 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and running back Pierre Thomas (23) congratulate wide receiver Robert Meachem (17) after his touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

With the New Orleans Saints’ prime-time contest set to kickoff Monday night versus the Baltimore Ravens, both teams have released their first injury reports of the week.


RB Travaris Cadet (Hamstring) – Did not practice

LB Curtis Lofton (Ankle) – Did not practice

RB Khiry Robsinson (Forearm) – Did not practice

CB Keenan Lewis (Knee) – Did not practice

LB Kyle Knox (Hand) – Did not practice

RB Pierre Thomas (Rib/Shoulder) – Limited

WR Robert Meachem (Ankle) – Limited

T Zach Strief (Chest) – Full participant

RB Mark Ingram (Shoulder) – Full participant


WR Michael Campanaro (Thigh) – Did not practice

TE Owen Daniels (Not injury related) – Did not practice

G Jah Reid (Hand) – Did not practice

LB Daryl Smith (Not injury related) – Did not practice

G Marshal Yanda (Knee) – Limited

After missing four games, Pierre Thomas is finally showing some progress.  A post of himself working out that he made to his Instagram account yesterday definitely had the Who Dat Nation talking, so we’ll be sure to monitor his status throughout the remainder of the week.  Luckily with the Monday night game, the PT Cruiser will get an extra day to rest.

Robert Meachem returned for a limited session as well after missing two games.  He hasn’t been much of a factor this season, catching only five passes, but the loss of Brandin Cooks will likely change that.

I wouldn’t worry too much about Curtis Lofton — he was held out of practice last week, but still saw the field against Cincinnati, combining for 11 tackles (2nd most this season).  It’s Keenan Lewis that is the biggest concern.  He was limited to just ten snaps on Sunday, which is the one of the reasons why Andy Dalton and A.J. Green found so much success.  Lewis’ presence will be crucial with WRs Steve Smith and Torrey Smith in the mix for Baltimore.

There’s not really much to say about the Ravens.  Unlike the Saints, they’re pretty healthy all the way around.  New Orleans is aiming for their 15th straight prime-time win at home dating back to 2008, but the Black and Gold will still need every healthy piece they can get against a tough Baltimore team.

With kickoff set for Monday night, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with any changes, Who Dat Nation.