Thomas (knee) is active for Sunday's contest in Dallas. Washington has only deactivated Matt Jones (hip) for the season finale, leaving a logjam for potential reps among Thomas, Alfred Morris, and Chris Thompson (shoulder). If Week 16 was any indication -- seven receptions for 67 yards on eight targets at Philadelphia -- Thomas could be used as a pass-catching option, though head coach Jay Gruden mentioned early in the week that stalwarts like Morris may not see many reps with the postseason in mind.
Thomas (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. With Washington already locked in as the NFC's No. 4 seed, it's unclear how head coach Jay Gruden will manage his running backs. A lot of the team's nicked up players will likely be rested, but with Thomas unlikely to have a key role in the playoffs, it's possible he ends up getting a significant portion of the workload. Matt Jones (hip) is listed as doubtful, leaving Thomas, Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson (probable-shoulder) as the candidates for carries.
Thomas (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports. Thomas was Washington's second-most utilized running back in Week 16, turning four carries in 22 yards and seven of eight targets into 67 yards. Because head coach Jay Gruden has hinted that he'll rest some of his key players in the season finale, Thomas could take advantage of a backfield without a resting Alfred Morris. However, Thomas must first escape Week 17 prep unscathed.
Thomas benefited from Matt Jones (hip) being inactive in Week 16. He rushed four times for 22 yards and caught 7 of 8 targets for 67 yards. Thomas leapfrogged Chris Thompson in both touches and snaps.
Thomas agreed to a contract with the Redskins on Friday. The Redskins are unsure of the status of running back Chris Thompson (shoulder) for the rest of the season, so they decided to add Thomas to improve their depth in the backfield. Thomas does not figure to see much early-down work with Alfred Morris and Matt Jones healthy, but he could replace Thompson's work in the passing game if Thompson is sidelined.
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