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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) makes a touchdown catch against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is active for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, days after he was arrested in Kenner for allegedly pushing a contractor near his home.

Thomas was charged on Friday with simple battery and one count of criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. The wide receiver was accused of pushing a contractor near his home and throwing a brick at the man’s truck, which police said left “little if any damage.” Thomas’ arrest was not expected to impact his availability against the Vikings and the 30-year-old traveled with the team on Saturday to Minnesota.

Thomas, who has not missed a game this year after being sidelined in recent injury-plagued seasons, has 38 catches for 439 yards and one touchdown in nine games in 2023.

With Thomas in, here’s who was listed as inactive for the Saints:

- Defensive end Isaiah Foskey (quad)

- Running back Kendre Miller (ankle)

- Guard Nick Saldiveri

- Quarterback Jake Haener

- Tight end Jimmy Graham

Though the Saints will be without two rookies in Foskey and Miller, they will be getting back another starter: Fullback Adam Prentice was activated Saturday off injured reserve. Prentice missed a month with an MCL injury.

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