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Posted at 3:21 PM ET, 01/ 5/2011

New Orleans Saints place Pierre Thomas on injured reserve list

By Cindy Boren

The New Orleans Saints have placed running back Pierre Thomas on the injured reserve list a day after their leading rusher, Chris Ivory, was shut down for the season.

With a playoff game looming Saturday on what probably will be a wet field in a tough stadium in Seattle, Reggie Bush and Julius Jones will step up to replace the Saints' top two running backs.

"I don't know that this is a rallying cry," Coach Sean Payton said of the injuries (via Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune). "We've gone through this before. It's not uncommon. It's more the norm."

Thomas had a setback with an ankle injury in practice last week and, Payton said, everyone "felt this was the best move."

The Saints signed DeShawn Wynn on Tuesday and Joique Bell today off the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad.

By Cindy Boren  | January 5, 2011; 3:21 PM ET
Categories:  NFL  
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