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Saints' Drew Brees, Michael Thomas not waiting for training camp

Mike Triplett
ESPN Staff Writer

It didnít take long for Drew Brees to find a rhythm with another rookie receiver, Michael Thomas, last year.

But the New Orleans Saintsí newest dynamic duo isnít resting on its laurels. Brees shared a video of the two working out with a group of other players in his offseason home base of San Diego.


Brees has traditionally invited his teammates to come to San Diego in July to work out with him and his longtime trainer, Todd Durkin. Two years ago, he had his receivers stand-up paddle boarding (some of them awkwardly).

Now Thomas has a chance to take his place alongside Marques Colston, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles and Brandin Cooks as one of Breesí most productive business partners ever -- maybe even topping them all, if last year was any indication.

Thomas had one of the greatest rookie seasons of any receiver in NFL history last year after being drafted in the second round out of Ohio State. His 92 catches were the second-most by a rookie all-time, behind only Anquan Boldin. He also had 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns in just 15 games played.

Thomas has embraced the high expectations this offseason -- and the No. 1 receiver role that he inherited after the Saints traded Cooks to the New England Patriots. Thomas said this offseason that he added about 10 pounds of muscle and, "I want to be one of the best to ever play the game, so I put a lot of pressure on myself."
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While a select few would like to see Brees sit out training camp, Brees knows better. This is what makes him among the greatest of all time. He never stops trying to improve and imparts that upon his receivers.
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This is cool.

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The main thing I like about Thomas is no situation is too much for him.

One moment that stands out to me was the Seattle game. Richard Sherman tries to get into peoples heads every week, Thomas went head on with him and made Sherman whine like the little princess he is. He outmuscled Sherman at the line and was aggressive after the catch.

Would he rest on his laurels after a successful rookie season? I think not, he packs on 15 pounds of muscle and works tirelessly to cement himself as the number 1 WR.
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Gonna be our best receiver to date.
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Gonna be our best receiver to date.
To this I can absolutely agree.
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Brees looks super as usual. Thanks for posting.

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Thomas was hard to scout with the funky way OSU used the dual QB system the entire time he was there. Hats off for that pick, so far.

need other WR out there.
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