The Saints injury report for Sunday versus the Bengals is still as thin as it's been all season. Running back Pierre Thomas and linebacker/special teamer Anthony Waters are both listed as questionable. Sean coach Sean Payton claims there is a realistic chance Thomas could play Sunday, though he remains guarded.

In my opinion, based on Payton's history in regards to treatment of players returning from injury, I don't think Thomas will be activated Sunday. Again, that's only my opinion, as he's officially listed as questionable with his lingering ankle injury. Payton also said he'd look at his ankle after Thomas tests it out Sunday morning, much the same way he looked at Reggie Bush in warmups before the game against the Seahawks, and eventually ruled to keep Bush out one more week.

Running Back Ladell Betts is the only player officially ruled out for Sunday's game.