Sep 30, 2010 4:07 PM

Payton Waiting Until Sunday to Decide Whether Pierre Thomas Will Play Against Carolina

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says he'll wait
until Sunday to decide whether hobbled running back Pierre Thomas
plays against Carolina.
Thomas missed his second-straight practice on Thursday with a
left ankle injury that occurred during the Saints' 27-24 overtime
loss to Atlanta last Sunday.
While Payton seldom allows offensive players to suit up for
games when they've missed practice throughout the previous week, he
says Thomas knows the Saints' system well enough to play without
taking part in the installation of the game plan.
The Saints are already playing without injured running back
Reggie Bush.
Meanwhile, starting safety Roman Harper participated in
individual drills, but was held out of team work with a sore


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