Thomas worked out for the Patriots on Thursday, ESPN.com reports. As did Robert Turbin, with the Patriots quite possibly looking to add some running back depth in the wake of the season-ending injury sustained by Dion Lewis in Week 9. Thomas played for the 49ers this past Sunday, but was released this week when San Francisco signed fellow RB Travaris Cadet.
Thomas was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports. Thomas carried the ball four times for 12 yards in his 49ers debut Sunday, but the team opted to go in a different direction Tuesday after signing Travaris Cadet from free agency. Thomas might have a chance to join another club during the season, but he's unlikely to provide much fantasy value until he climbs higher up on a team's depth chart.
Thomas carried the ball four times for 12 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons. The 49ers got Thomas' feet wet in what was his first game action of the season. After being signed earlier this week, it will be interesting to see what he eventually brings to the table after topping six carries just twice in 2014. Though he doesn't profile as the bell cow the 49ers' hobbled backfield could use with Carlos Hyde sidelined, Thomas' experience in pass protection and catching the ball out of the backfield could lead him to filling the injured Reggie Bush's role as the 49ers' third-down back.
Thomas agreed to a contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Thomas worked out with the 49ers on Monday, and he showed enough to convince the team to bring him on board. The 49ers top three running backs are all banged up, and the team added fellow running back Shaun Draughn on Monday as well, so it remains to be seen where Thomas will slot in on the depth chart.
The 49ers have worked Thomas out, the Sacramento Bee reports. With both Reggie Bush and Mike Davis having been hurt on Sunday, and Carlos Hyde already banged up, the 49ers could surely use some backfield depth. The team also plans to work out Ben Tate, but either way, with several NFL team's backfields having been hit by injuries this past weekend, this finally could be the time for Thomas to catch on with a new team.
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