5:16 PM ET
METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints officially have running back Alvin Kamara and receivers Michael Thomas and Deonte Harris back on the active roster in time for Sunday’s playoff opener against the Chicago Bears.
Are three were activated to the Saints’ roster on Saturday, along with reserve cornerback Patrick Robinson.
Kamara has been sidelined since last Thursday on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Thomas (ankle) and Harris (neck) spent the past three weeks on injured reserve.
The Saints (12-4) are expecting Thomas to be as healthy as he has been since Week 1 after they decided to rest him for the playoffs. Thomas, who missed a total of nine games this season with the injury, has played only 10 quarters all season with quarterback Drew Brees, who missed four games of his own in November and December because of a punctured lung and 11 broken ribs.
“That’s hard to believe,” Brees said of the limited time he has spent on the field with Thomas, his go-to receiver. “And, again, a testament to our team and all the guys that have stepped up and played such a pivotal role here.
“I’m excited to have Mike