New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas is not expected to play in Sunday's game, when the Saints host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brian Allee-Walsh, of, has the story, below.

Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at Louisiana Superdome on September 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 14-9.

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Injured New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas did not practice Saturday, indicating he likely will miss Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Superdome.

Thomas aggravated his left ankle during practice Friday and is listed as questionable on the league’s official injury report. It is the same ankle that PT23 severely sprained in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons and caused him to miss the next nine games.