After 3 mostly lost years, Saints expect Michael Thomas to be a full participant Wednesday

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For the first time in a long time, Michael Thomas appears set to go into a season with no limitations. 

The New Orleans Saints’ embattled receiver is expected to be a full participant when the team opens training camp Wednesday, according to coach Dennis Allen. Thomas has been limited to just 12 games (including the playoffs) in the last three seasons because of various injuries. 

Allen said Thomas looked like he was in great shape after going through his conditioning test. 

This is exactly the outcome Thomas expected, and he put that expectation out publicly earlier this summer when he said, “I’m gonna be ready for training camp. Day One, out there with the team, ready to go, full speed. Just like the old days and what everyone’s used to.”

As far as Allen is concerned, Thomas’ word was as good as gold. 

“Generally, when Mike sets his mind to something, he gets it done,” Allen said. 

Thomas opened last season’s training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and though he quickly returned to practice, the Saints gradually built him up to full speed over the course of training camp. 

Thomas got off to a great start last season, recording three touchdown grabs in his first two games, before succumbing to a season-ending toe injury in Week 3. 

The hope in New Orleans is that Thomas is finally past the injury bug that has derailed what was a surefire Hall of Fame trajectory in the early part of his career.

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