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The New Orleans Saints are making all-pro wide receiver Michael Thomas inactive for their game against the Los Angeles Chargers due to a non-injury matter.

According to ESPN, Thomas was involved in an altercation with a teammate during a practice this weekend. Thomas had been dealing with an ankle injury that forced him to miss the last three games. 

The Saints listed Thomas as a limited participant in all three of this week’s practices and even upgraded him to questionable for Monday’s game. But on Sunday afternoon when the team published its official injury report, it listed Thomas as out with the non-injury designation.

Thomas had a quiet season-opener with just three catches for 17 yards in a victory against the Tampa Buccaneers. New Orleans has been inconsistent while he has been out, dropping two of the next three games.

Last season, Thomas posted one of the more productive seasons by a receiver in recent history, catching 149 passes for 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns. The 149 receptions set an NFL record for most in a single season in league history.

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