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That perfect world envisioned by Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis may be emerging http://www.detroitlionsteamonline.com/austin-bryant-jersey , sooner than a later.A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Saints and receiver Michael Thomas are “close” to getting a deal done that would end his unexpected holdout. has emerged that the Saints could trade Thomas in lieu of signing him; the source dismissed that possibility.Of course, “close” doesn’t mean done. One or both sides will need to move in order to close the gap and do the deal. It appears, based on scattered bits and pieces we’ve gleaned, that the contract would be a five-year extension, and that the question is whether it will be worth $19 million per year or $20 million per year.Within that bigger picture, there also could be structural questions regarding cash flow, guarantees, etc. But it appears that the biggest hangup for now relates to the average payout over the next five new years of the contract.With the cap expected to grow in the coming years Max Scharping Jersey , and if Thomas is willing to commit through 2024, this one should be easy to resolve, because whatever Thomas gets now likely will be viewed as a great deal by 2022 at the latest — especially since he’s made it clear that he’s a great receiver.The real question the Saints need to ask themselves is whether they are confident that, post-Drew Brees, they’ll get the most out of Thomas. Chances are that, as long as Sean Payton remains the coach in New Orleans, they will. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown said he’s headed in the right direction now that he’s finally participating in team drills again Brian Burns Jersey , even if he’s still being limited in his recovery from an injured left hamstring.The frustration at simply watching had been building for Brown day by day.“It’s been a struggle I wasn’t in there,” Brown said Monday. “Of course, I want to come out and watch practice. I watch the film, I’m kind of upset I’m not on the film. It’s a blessing just to be out here.”Tennessee’s draft class has spent a big chunk of training camp dealing with injuries. First-round pick Jeffery Simmons currently is on the non-football injury list after tearing his left ACL in February preparing for the draft. The Titans put linebacker D’Andre Walker, their sixth-round pick out of Georgia, on injured reserve over the weekend. Offensive lineman Nate Davis, their third-round pick out of Iowa, has not practiced since leaving early Aug. 1.Brown http://www.pantherscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-greg-little-jersey , the second-round pick out of Mississippi, slipped and hurt his left hamstring running a route during an individual drill on the opening day of training camp. Offensive coordinator Arthur Smith said Monday that he later apologized to Brown for pushing him to finish after the receiver slipped with the injury.The rookie receiver returned to practice Sunday, though the Titans limited him to stretching before sending him off to a side field to work with coach Mike Vrabel and fellow receiver Corey Davis. Brown was in pads Monday and took some snaps in team drills even as the Titans limited his work to avoid aggravating his left leg.“I’m headed in the right direction,” Brown said. “Feeling pretty good. I’m trying to take it one step at a time.”Vrabel said the Titans will see how Brown feels after the increased practice before deciding how much the rookie might do Wednesday in the first of two joint practices with the New England Patriots.

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