A report earlier this week indicated that the Saints and wide receiver Michael Thomas still had a sizable gapto bridge in talks about a new contract and there’s now word on exactly how big a gap exists between the two sides.

Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com had the initial report and reports on Friday that Thomas is looking for an average annual salary of $22 million a year in his next contract. He adds that the Saints are offering something in the neighborhood of $18 million per year.