The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... The latest intel on Thomas' contract talks, per sources: The sides are roughly $4 million apart in average pay per year; Thomas' camp has come down to a $22 million asking price while the Saints are in the $18 million a year neighborhood.
Diehards Line: Thomas is currently in Europe so again nothing is imminent. ... It's worth noting, as Profootballtalk.com did this morning, that Cleveland's Odell Beckham Jr. currently has the highest average salary per year for wide receivers at $18 million. With Thomas, Julio Jones, A.J. Green and Amari Cooper all in the market for new deals, that number is likely to go up at some point in the near future. ... We'll continue watching for more.