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.
—Field Level Media