Thomas out for two months
Hollis Thomas (Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Hollis Thomas (Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Saintsinsider.com Editor
Posted Aug 14, 2008
Matthew Postins


The New Orleans Saints announced on Thursday that DT Hollis Thomas will miss at least two months after surgery on his right triceps muscle.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton pointed to rookie Sedrick Ellis, veteran Brian Young and Kendrick Clancy as the players expected to step and fill the gap left by DT Hollis Thomas, who will miss the next two months with a triceps injury.

“They tell me the surgery went well, but that’s all I know right now,” Payton said of Thomas’ torn right triceps.

Thomas injured it during a one-on-one pass rush drill on Wednesday. Thomas was seen as valuable depth on the defensive line, specifically at nose tackle.

Thomas’ injury now makes Ellis’ selection in the first round of the April draft a bit more fortuitous for a team trying to improve its play on the defensive line.

Ellis, who missed the first several days of camp due to a holdout, is making progress, according to Payton. But he won’t be the only one expected to help.

“Kendrick Clancy and Sedrick Ellis, Brian Young — those guys are all playing the nose,” Payton said. “That will be the initial rotation. Sedrick and Kendrick had been going with the ones and Hollis with the twos or the threes, so we’ll have some flexibility.”

Thomas had 50 tackles last season for the Saints. They also did without Young for several games last season due to injury.

Also, Payton announced that TE Jeremy Shockey and WR Adrian Arrington will not play against Houston on Saturday.


Matthew Postins is the editor and publisher of saintsinsider.com.


Related Stories
Thomas, others don’t work out Tuesday
 -by SaintsInsider.com  Jul 29, 2008
Texans vs Saints: Preseason Preview
 -by BattleRedNation.com  Aug 15, 2008
The Top Pass Rushers For The 2009 Draft
 -by ScoutNFLNetwork.com  Sep 1, 2008

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from SaintsInsider.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
DT Hollis Thomas (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > New Orleans
Football > Northern Illinois > Alumni
Football > Sumner HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]