Bradley Handwerger / Eyewitness Sports
METAIRIE, La. ― Six Saints players were listed as questionable for Sunday’s noon home game against Tampa Bay, including running back Pierre Thomas and receiver Marques Colston.
Thomas, who appeared to tweak his ankle during Friday’s practice during the media’s 20-minute viewing window, was listed on the injury report as limited, his first time on the report since the week of the Dec. 12 Rams game.
Head Coach Sean Payton, however, didn’t say if Thomas was injured Friday and rather, was listed that way because he took fewer reps as opposed to any new injury or setback.
“No, we just listed him just as it is, just less reps because of the ankle, limited,” he said. When was asked to further elaborate on the injury, Payton said, “no, nothing more about injuries, though. In other words, what I’m going to do anymore is just read the status and not discuss injuries.”
Colston missed his second practice since having his right knee cleaned up Tuesday.
Tight ends David Thomas (knee) and Jeremy Shockey (groin), defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove (knee) and linebacker Anthony Waters (ankle) all did not participate Friday and are listed as questionable.
Receiver Robert Meachem (toe), nose guard Remi Ayodele (ankle), defensive ends Alex Brown (shoulder) and Jimmy Wilkerson (foot) as well as running backs Chris Ivory (hamstring) and Reggie Bush (chest) were all full and are listed as probable for Sunday’s game.
For Tampa Bay, tackle James Lee (ankle) and tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) were both full and probable, receiver Sammie Stroughter (hamstring) was full and is questionable and fullback Earnest Graham (neck) is out.