Michael Thomas, Saints at contract stalemate


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The Saints have offered a contract that would average between $18 million and $19 million, sources said. That wouldn’t breach the $20 million-per-season mark that Thomas is currently seeking.

In a quest to become the first wide receiver to break the $20 million-per-season threshold, New Orleans Saints star Michael Thomas appears poised to hold out of training camp.

Two league sources told Yahoo Sports the impasse between Thomas and the Saints has been brewing for months, with the Saints offering to make Thomas the highest paid wideout in the league with a deal that would pay him slightly more than the five-year, $90 million contract signed by Odell Beckham Jr. in 2018. The sources said the Saints have offered a contract that would average between $18 million and $19 million. That wouldn’t breach the $20 million-per-season mark that Thomas is currently seeking.


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