Thomas finished the 2018 season with 12 catches on 17 targets for 77 yards and no touchdowns across 12 games. Top tight end Charles Clay had a disappointing, injury-plagued season, but even when given the chance for increased reps, Thomas didn't do much with the opportunity afforded to him. He caught seven balls for 40 yards in a Week 9 loss to the Bears, but managed only five catches combined over his other 11 games. Even when Clay was phased out late in the season, Jason Croom passed Thomas up in the pecking order. Thomas, a former quarterback at Virginia Tech, offers some versatility and appears to be liked by the coaching staff, but he'll be ticketed for a reserve role at best in 2019 as the Bills presumably look to revamp a position group that has largely disappointed in recent years.
Thomas was unable to haul in his lone target during Sunday's 24-12 loss to New England. Thomas has caught just one of four targets since rookie Josh Allen returned to the starting job. The Virginia Tech product has been held to one or no catches in every game this season with the exception of Week 9's seven-catch explosion against Chicago in a game in which Nathan Peterman was under center. Though the season ends with a matchup against a bottom-10 Miami pass defense, odds are that there won't be enough opportunities for Thomas for him to make a difference.
Thomas (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice session. Thomas has some recent action due to his hamstring injury, but it appears he may have turned a corner after his full practice Thursday. He'll look to resume his role as a backup tight end for the Bills against the Patriots in Week 16.
Thomas (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Thomas has missed two of the Bills' last three games due to a lingering hamstring injury, leaving his status for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Patriots uncertain. If the depth tight end is unable to suit up Week 16, more snaps would be available for backup tight end Jason Croom behind starter Charles Clay.
Thomas (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday against Detroit. A late addition to the injury report, Thomas will miss his second contest in just a three-week span. Charles Clay should once again draw the start, with Jason Croom on hand in a reserve capacity to help out primarily as a blocker.
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