Pierre Thomas: 'I always have to be on top form'

New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas dives into the end zone to score a touchdown against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 6, 2013
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New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas admits that he always has to be at his best to keep his place on the club's roster.

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas has revealed that he has to remain at top form to keep his place on the roster.

The 29-year-old notched over 1,000 total yards for the Saints last season despite sharing his carries with the club's other backs.

He believes that he has to always be at his best because of the competition at his position.

Thomas told The Advocate: "I'm still there, up there on the top level with some of these guys. I'm not dropping the ball, I'm not fumbling, I'm not out here getting negative yards.

"I'm always getting positive yards, always doing positive things on the field. It shows. I stay level-headed out here, focused, making sure I do what I have to do. Because every year, every day, I have to fight for my job."

The Saints reached the divisional round of the playoffs last season before being defeated by the eventual Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks.

Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints looks on against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at the Georgia Dome on November 21, 2013
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