Jan 5, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) runs after a pass reception against Minnesota Vikings strong safety Andrew Sendejo (34) during the first quarter of a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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Thomas one of six Saints ruled out for Sunday

New Orleans Saints star receiver Michael Thomas will miss his third consecutive game due to his left ankle injury.

Thomas is one of six New Orleans starters who will miss Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.

Thomas was a limited practice participant each of the past three days but didn’t make enough progress to return against the Lions.

Thomas, 27, led the NFL in both receptions (single-season-record 149 catches) and receiving yards (1,725) in 2019.

New Orleans also will be without tight end Jared Cook (groin) and guard Andrus Peat (ankle) on the offensive side. The defense will be missing cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins (shoulder) and Marshon
Lattimore (hamstring) as well as defensive end Marcus Davenport (elbow/toe).

The secondary could be hit hard by not having Jenkins and Lattimore. The defense allowed 71 points over the past two games even with the starting corners.

Justin Hardee, who has seen all his action on special teams so far this season, and Patrick Robinson are in line to be the starting corners against the Lions.

“It’s unfortunate they won’t be able to play this week,” Hardee said of Jenkins and Lattimore. “So, we have to have their back. I went up to those guys and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got your back. Whoever’s out there, we’re definitely going to put on a show.’ And I believe in our group and I believe in our defense.”

Also, linebacker Chase Hansen (hip) is questionable.

–Field Level Media

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