The Saints are just about 40 days away from the start of the 2019-2020 NFL season, and there are some stories developing. Star receiver Michael Thomas is reportedly holding out of training camp until his contract talks are done.
Thomas is seeking a $20 million dollar contract, while the Saints have reportedly offered him $18-19 million per year. $20 million would make him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. The two sides have been going back and forth on a deal for some time now.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapaport Thomas doesn’t plan to attend the camp at the Metairie facility until a new deal is in place.
The #Saints have reported and WR Michael Thomas has not arrived at the facility, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. He’s seeking a new deal and the two sides are not there yet. Until they get there, he’ll stay away.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2019
The Saints training camp is scheduled to begin Friday, July 26. The schedule will run through August 22. We will update this story as it develops.