July 25, 2019 / 4:11 PM / a month ago

Saints WR Thomas a no-show at start of camp

FILE PHOTO - Jan 13, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) reacts after running for a first down against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter of a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Seeking a long-term deal worth at least $20 million per season, wide receiver Michael Thomas did not report to training camp with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday morning.

Thomas, 26, is set to become a free agent after the 2019 season if the two sides can’t strike a deal. The Saints have offered an extension that averages $18 to $19 million annually, per multiple reports.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection led the NFL with a franchise-record 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns last season.

Thomas has 321 catches for 3,787 yards and 23 scores in 47 games since the Saints made him a second-round pick in 2016.

His four-year deal signed as a rookie out of Ohio State calls for him to be paid $1.15 million in salary in 2019.

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