Pierre Thomas seeks to bridge gap in contract dispute with New Orleans Saints

John DeShazier, The Times-Picayune

Yes, Pierre Thomas deserves a long-term, more lucrative contract.

Yes, the New Orleans Saints are within their right to have Thomas right where they have him.

Yes, they’re both right.

Sometimes it’s not that easy to find a bad guy. Sometimes there’s no way to not see and agree with where each side is coming from, and why it maintains its stance.

If I’m Thomas, damn straight I’d want to have been paid plenty, yesterday. For sure I’d believe I’ve earned more than the one-year, $1.7 million deal he signed with the Saints this summer as a restricted free agent. That’s a point even the franchise probably won’t dispute.

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