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Report: Saints' Michael Thomas to play against Raiders

According to a report, the Saints will have their rookie wide receiver in the mix for Week 1.

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According to a report by NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints will have rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas for Week 1's game against the Oakland Raiders.

Thomas has been dealing with an ankle injury, and was limited in practice on Friday. The former Ohio State wide out figures to be a large part of the potent Saints offensive attack.

Brandon Coleman and undrafted rookie free agent Tommylee Lewis are the team's No. 4 and 5 receivers, and both could be activated today to give Drew Brees an arsenal of weapons. So, if you play fantasy football, then you might want to be cautious of starting Thomas.

A full list of team inactives should be out at least an hour prior to kickoff, and we're keeping a close watch on left tackle Terron Armstead's status, as he's listed as questionable with a quad/knee injury. That may be the more important injury concern for today.