New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been a big part of the team’s offense over the past few seasons, but many believe he will be a candidate to be released in the offseason as the team looks to clear up some room under the salary cap.
By releasing Thomas, the Saints would save $2.9 million in cap space with no dead money, so you can understand why they would consider making the move.
However, Thomas’ agent, Lamont Smith, recently said that he has discussed the running back’s future with the team, according to New Orleans Times-Picayune. While it looks like that could be promising for Thomas’ future with the team, Smith would not provide any details.
The other back ups on New Orleans’ roster are Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson, who combine to make less money than Thomas is set to make in the year that he turns 30 years old.
We will have to see whether or not the Saints can agree to restructure Thomas’ deal and keep him in New Orleans, but if they are unable to do so he should still find plenty of suitors once he is cut loose.