Teicher suggests that Thomas is not among the team's top six receivers and sits behind Tyreek Hill on the punt returner spot of the depth chart. Unless he can carve out a role in the final couple preseason games, it may spell the end of the speedster's run in Kansas City.
De'Anthony Thomas said he is still trying to recover from a concussion, the Kansas City Star reports.
The Kansas City Chiefs placed Thomas on the non-football illness list before Week 17, with head coach Andy Reid saying that the slot receiver's absence was not related to his concussion. Thomas apparently disagrees, hinting at significant discord between the player and organization. He still has two years remaining on his rookie contract, but it's no longer clear that Thomas will be back with the Chiefs in 2016.
The Kansas City Chiefs have placed De'Anthony Thomas on the non-football illness list, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.
With the move, the versatile Thomas is done for the season, which represents a hit to both the Chiefs' depth at wideout, as well as the team's punt return unit.
De'Anthony Thomas (not injury-related) did not practice Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.
Thomas missed this past Sunday's game against the Browns due to a personal issue and his continued absence from the team Wednesday suggests that his playing status Week 17 status remains up in the air.
De'Anthony Thomas (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns for a "non-football related" issue.
Thomas has been on the team's injury report since Nov. 22 due to a concussion, and he'll miss his fifth consecutive game Sunday although the team contends that it will be for non-injury reasons. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport relayed that Thomas was not ready to play after such a long layoff, but added that he could be expected back for the Kansas City Chiefs ' season finale.
|P3||8/27/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|6||10/16/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||3||23||156||6.8||30||0||1||0||7|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||10||1||17||140||8.2||36||1||2||0||6|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||3||14||113||8.1||26||1||1||4|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||10||1||9||34||3.8||13||1||0||3|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||14||428||30.6||78||0||2|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||10||6||138||23.0||30||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||34||0||405||11.9||81||1||7|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||10||29||2||227||7.8||37||0||2|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||10||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|