Saints cutting veteran running back Pierre Thomas
NEW ORLEANS - The agent for veteran running back Pierre Thomas says the New Orleans Saints have notified Thomas he's being released after eight seasons with the club.
Thomas joined the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois in 2007 and was a key figure on offense in his third season, turning screen passes into pivotal touchdowns in both the NFC Championship game victory over Minnesota and in the Super Bowl against Indianapolis.
While Thomas never rushed for more than 793 yards in a season, his proficiency in the short passing game helped him approach or surpass 1,000 yards from scrimmage in several seasons, including 2013.
Thomas has posted messages on social media saying he has "many wonderful memories" in New Orleans and that he's "not done yet."