Michael Thomas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Multiple Patriots Players Comment On Josh Gordon’s Latest Instagram Post

    NESN "Josh Gordon is gone, but he hardly is forgotten in New England. The embattled receiver, who signed with the Seattle Seahawks last week after his release from the Patriots, too to Instagram on Friday to share a new photo along with an inspirational quote. The post prompted responses from three..." November 09

  • Michael Thomas playing better than ever, despite Drew Brees injury

    Pro Football Talk "Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas led the league in catches and was a first-team All-Pro last year, but it was fair to ask how much of his success was attributable to having a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees. Now we know the answer: Thomas has played most of this..." October 24

  • Saints weren’t worried about money changing Michael Thomas

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The bag is secured, and now what? Players around the league pay attention when one of their teammates suddenly becomes much richer. They watch the effort at practice and the care to arrive at team meetings on time, they keep mental notes on whether the guy who just won a big payday is..." October 11

  • Michael Thomas Calls Out Raiders GM Mike Mayock Amid Antonio Brown Drama

    12 Up "The NFL world awoke on Thursday, ready for the season opening kickoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. That's when mercurial receiver Antonio Brown entered the spotlight once again. News broke of Brown facing a potential team-imposed suspension after getting..." September 05

  • Michael Thomas plans to stay with Saints through his third contract

    Pro Football Talk "Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas got his second NFL contract on Wednesday, but he doesn’t think he’s done earning big paydays. After ending his holdout and reporting to Saints camp today a much richer man, Thomas said he told General Manager Mickey Loomis that this..." August 01

  • 3 Receivers Bound to Get Paid After Michael Thomas' Record-Setting Deal

    12 Up "New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas became the highest paid player at his position when he signed a five-year, $100 million extension on Wednesday morning. This deal may be great for Thomas, but it's even better for high-profile receivers still under contract. Once..." July 31

  • Julio Jones is the Biggest Winner of the Michael Thomas Extension

    The Big Lead "Stud Saints receiver Michael Thomas received the new contract he was hoping for during his holdout from training camp on Wednesday. His new salary tops out at just under $20 million per year over five years as he becomes the first non-quarterback to earn a contract with a value..." July 31

  • Michael Thomas agrees to 5-yr, $100M extension

    NFL.com "Michael Thomas has received the extension he desired. The New Orleans Saints star wideout has agreed to a five-year extension worth $100 million on Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Thomas' contract includes $61 million in guarantees, per..." July 31

  • Saints, Michael Thomas Nearing Deal (Again)

    Pro Football Rumors "The Saints and wide receiver Michael Thomas are close on a new deal, Mike Florio of PFThears. This was more or less what we heard late last week, but, at long last, the two sides sound like they’re at the goal line.  Thomas has been holding out of Saints..." July 30

  • Source: Saints, Michael Thomas are “close”

    Pro Football Talk "That perfect world envisioned by Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis may be emerging, sooner than a later. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Saints and receiver Michael Thomas are “close” to getting a deal done that would end his unexpected..." July 26

  • Sean Payton ‘optimistic’ Saints will extend Michael Thomas soon

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints made their way to training camp on Thursday without one pretty important player. Young wide receiver Michael Thomas is a holdout after the two sides failed to come to terms on an extension this offseason. Thomas’ holdout is more than..." July 25

  • Michael Thomas does not report to training camp, still seeking new contract

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Thomas still has not come to an agreement on a long-term contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, and it appears he may not show up to training camp until the deal is done. Veterans reported to training camp for the Saints on Thursday, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter..." July 25

  • Report: Michael Thomas Seeking $20M Per Year on Saints Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report "The New Orleans Saints have offered wide receiver Michael Thomas a contract extension that would average between $18 million and $19 million annually, according to Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson. Robinson reported Thomas is hopeful of earning $20 million a..." July 23

  • Is Michael Thomas worth $22M a year? Here's why WR might force Saints to pay up.

    Yardbarker "In the depths of the off-season, it’s usually quarterback contracts that set NFL discourse aflame. This year, sure enough there are those, what with the looming Dak Prescott-Cowboys deal and the freakout sure to follow. But every so often a non-QB makes an intriguing case. Right now,..." June 28

  • Saints’ Michael Thomas Reduces Asking Price

    Pro Football Rumors "The Saints and Michael Thomas seem to be making some progress on contract talks, as Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune tweets. Thomas’ camp has lowered its asking price to $22MM/year, though they remain about $4MM apart in terms of average annual value. Nothing is imminent,..." June 21

  • Report: Michael Thomas looking for $22 million a year

    Pro Football Talk "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..." June 21

  • Michael Thomas, Saints reportedly ‘far apart’ in contract talks

    Sportsnaut "Michael Thomas and the New Orleans Saints are trying to hammer out a long-term contract extension, but the two sides are not close to making it happen. Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com reported Wednesday that “nothing is imminent” on this front, noting “the sides remain far..." June 19

  • Saints to make Michael Thomas highest-paid WR in NFL?

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Saints confirmed this week that they have begun discussing a possible contract extension with Michael Thomas, and it sounds like they are prepared to make a massive commitment to him. ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports that the Saints are “comfortable”..." June 18

  • Julio Jones, Michael Thomas could boost Amari Cooper’s next contract

    Alabama "It didn’t seem as though wide receiver Amari Cooper met with reporters during the Dallas Cowboys’ offseason program without fielding questions about his contract situation, including his final press appearance during mandatory minicamp last week. Cooper had no..." June 18

  • Saints have had “some conversations” with Michael Thomas on new deal

    USA Today "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis rarely makes media appearances, but he recently had a guest spot on Mad Dog Sports Radio on Sirius XM Radio with host Adam Schein. Loomis hit on a few different points including the recent contract extension with defensive end Cameron Jordan, the..." June 17

  • What Michael Thomas’ extension with Saints could mean for Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As a former second-round pick still on his rookie contract who has become a 100-catch centerpiece of an offense, the New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas has plenty in common with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster. As such, how likely contract-extension..." May 24