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Waiting for word on Pierre Thomas

NEW ORLEANS -- I’m in the Superdome, where the big question is if New Orleans running back Pierre Thomas will play against the Panthers today.

The Saints haven’t officially ruled Thomas out just yet, but the early signs are not encouraging. The fact the Saints activated running back DeShawn Wynn off the practice squad is a rather strong indication that Thomas won’t go.

If that’s the case, it appears likely that undrafted rookie Chris Ivory will get the start with veteran Ladell Betts and Wynn as the backups. I’ll be back with official word on Thomas as soon as we get it.