While the Saints were hoping to have Michael Thomas back in Black & Gold this Sunday against the Bears, it looks like he will once again be missing from the lineup. He joins two other receivers that will be out, including Emmanuel Sanders and Marquez Callaway.

The news was posted to Twitter by @Amie_Just of @NOLANews and you can see her post below

Tough news for the 'Who Dat Nation', as we will be missing Drew Brees' top three targets this Sunday when the Saints face the Chicago Bears.

Fans of New Orleans were optimistic for Thomas' return, as he was practicing this week.

That optimism has quickly fleeted as the bad news about Thomas is lumped in with more bad news concerning the Saints receiving core.

Marquez Callaway, who had a breakout game last week, will be absent with an ankle injury. Emmanuel Sanders is currently unavailable as he as been placed on the COVID-19 list.

This means that guys like Tre'Quan Smith, Deonte Harris, and Austin Carr, will have to play a much larger role this Sunday as the Saints attempt to move the ball against a tough Chicago Bears defense.

We may even see someone like Juwan Johnson, who surprised his wife with the awesome news that he would get a chance at playing time, get some shine this week.

Whoever is on the field, Drew Brees will have to have quite the game if he wants to help carry the Saints to another victory.