New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) talks with quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the Saints OTA at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, La., Tuesday, June 6, 2023. (Photo by Catie Shea,, The Times-Picayune)

New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas was in attendance for Tuesday's practice during the team's third week of OTAs.

Thomas didn't see the field much over the past three seasons, playing in only three games in 2022 because of a toe injury that ended his season early.

The Ohio State product underwent surgery on the toe, and the timing of his return has been uncertain throughout the offseason.

Attending Tuesday's session is another step in his return to an offense that's now led by former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Thomas worked off to the side with the quarterbacks on Tuesday, simulating some routes.

Thomas agreed to return to the Saints for the 2023 season with a restructured one-year contract.

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