New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been put on the season-ending injured reserve list. The Associated Press has the story, below.

Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints fights off two defenders in the first half during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 27, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The defending champion Saints will have to try to repeat without their top two power running backs.

Pierre Thomas, one of the stars of last season's Super Bowl run, was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday because of his injured ankle. The Saints made that move only one day after placing leading rusher Chris Ivory on injured reserve because of a left foot injury that occurred during Sunday's regular season finale.