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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; TRADE WINDS Word out of Foxborough, Mass., is that Saints running back Pierre Thomas (injured left ankle and all) apparently was close to becoming a member of the New England Patriots. New Orleans Saints Notebook: Tracy Porter close to return; ...

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Old 11-03-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Word out of Foxborough, Mass., is that Saints running back Pierre Thomas (injured left ankle and all) apparently was close to becoming a member of the New England Patriots.

New Orleans Saints Notebook: Tracy Porter close to return; Pierre Thomas almost traded
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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We wanted to Trade PT for a cornerback! even though we are getting like 3 of our healthy ones back in the next 2 weeks, if its true that absolutely sucks!!
PT can't be replaced like that, hes too much of an assett to our team, we better not be alienating our best players.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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No idea how much truth there is to this, but the writing may be on the wall that PT is not part of the Saints immediate or future plans. He is a very talented RB, but I guess at some point the Saints will need to pull the plug on him.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:42 PM   #4
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Devil's adovate ... do the Saints really need PT with a healthy Reggie and Ivory?
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
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PT is only hurting himself by playing dice with this injury, he's not getting any gametime which means his value is shrinking either way, if he's being told by his agent to not play and fake the injury then he need to be traded and we need to get the best we can from losing him, if it's a real injury and he can come back soon thats great and i hope we pay him eventually, but if Bush is coming back from a Broken leg and we're getting other players back from various other more lethal injuries i truly believe he's faking it.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:19 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by dizzle88 View Post
We wanted to Trade PT for a cornerback! even though we are getting like 3 of our healthy ones back in the next 2 weeks, if its true that absolutely sucks!!
PT can't be replaced like that, hes too much of an assett to our team, we better not be alienating our best players.
If the CB was Darius Butler I might be able to see the logic (pure speculation on my part).

The Saints are going to have to pay Drew...he isn't going anywhere. Reggie is getting big bucks and a slew of others contracts need to be negotiated. Hamilton will be back next year, now Ivory with journeymen Jones and Betts at minimums.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:38 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by biloxi-indian View Post
If the CB was Darius Butler I might be able to see the logic (pure speculation on my part).

The Saints are going to have to pay Drew...he isn't going anywhere. Reggie is getting big bucks and a slew of others contracts need to be negotiated. Hamilton will be back next year, now Ivory with journeymen Jones and Betts at minimums.
I like Pierre as much as anyone, but for Butler or McCourty? It's a no brainer. Especially with the emergence of Ivory and the play of Jones.


PIERRE THOMAS FOR GOVERNOR!!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:42 PM   #8
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I don't see Pierre as the type of player who would fake an injury and sit out this long. This is his contract year... and if he wants to get any sort of long term commitment from this team or any other team for that matter, and for a good dollar amount, he would not be faking injury. I read a report somewhere a week ago that he's been to 3 specialist... and was advised not to get back on the field.

I REALLY believe Pierre has been faking this injury after reading this. I would be shock to see him ever suit up again for us. The Pats have a slew of draft picks, i wish we could've moved him.

What a cry baby, sulking over a contract. I really thought he was a team player. I'm disappointed.
What exactly in this article even suggest that he's faking an injury or sulking over a contract?

Nothing.

In addition to sporting a walking boot Thursday, Pierre Thomas (ankle) was also getting around with the aid of crutches.

Thomas says his ankle has "gotten a lot better," and he's only following his foot and ankle specialist's orders to take pressure off. Although the swelling has gone down, Thomas is "upset" that he's not making more tangible progress. "I really don't know what's the whole problem," he said. "Everybody keeps saying it's a sprain or maybe a little tear there. I don't know for sure if that's true. I'm hearing so many different stories. I don't know what to believe." We don't expect to see him in game action before Week 11.

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A foot and ankle specialist has advised Pierre Thomas to get back in a walking boot and reduce the workload on his injured ankle.

It's the third doctor to evaluate Thomas since he sustained the injury a month ago. The specialist's advice suggests Thomas can't just "tough it out" as coach Sean Payton would like. It's not going to make Payton feel any better about his extended absence, though. Thomas missed practice again Thursday, and a Week 11 return after the Saints' bye looks like the most likely scenario at this point.

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Let's flush that not a team player non-sense down the toilet. Absolutely nothing suggest that and he's been a consummate professional since he's put on a Saints uniform.

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

All little common sense goes a long way.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:49 PM   #9
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Thomas is not faking his injury, he has no incentive to. However, the Saints have to be frustrated with him at this point. Dude has not stayed healthy for most of his stay. He adds extreme value to the Saints both running and receiving, but at some point the Saints have to move on.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:15 PM   #10
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Faking an injury just makes absolutely no sense. What does he have to gain from it? Is it going gain him any leverage in contract negotiations? I hate to see this for the guy. He's worked hard to get where he is and now when he's in a position to cash in this happens to him.

Get well soon P.T. and good luck with the rest of your season and career.
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