Michael Thomas and Tyrann Mathieu are active for Saints season-opener against Atlanta

The Michael Thomas comeback tour is officially off and running. 

Thomas, who played in only seven games the last two seasons, is officially active for the New Orleans Saints season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

The star receiver was questionable going into the game as he was recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in training camp. 

He's not the only big name with good news Sunday: Safety Tyrann Mathieu, who missed Friday's practice with an illness and was also questionable for Sunday's game, is active. 

There were two mild surprises among the six players who were ruled inactive Sunday. 

Defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon and tight end Nick Vannett were not listed on the injury report throughout the week, indicating they are healthy scratches.

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