Two New Orleans coaches this week insisted, despite the selection of Mark Ingram in the first round two months ago, the team is not shopping tailback Pierre Thomas.
"He's here," said one coach when asked about some reports that Thomas. "We've seen firsthand that you can't have enough (backs)."
That said, the Saints have a real logjam at tailback with Thomas, Ingram, Chris Ivory, Julius Jones and Lynell Hamilton, also returning from injury. That doesn't even account for Reggie Bush, who sources from both sides still insist has a chance of returning to the club, despite a scheduled $11.8 million payout due in '11.