Thomas (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat Chronicle reports. Thomas has two receptions for 31 yards over the first two games, but a majority of his usage was still on special teams. Khari Lee may see a slight uptick in opportunities in Thomas' absence.
Thomas caught one of two targets for 24 yards in Sunday's game against the Ravens, the team's longest pass play in a forgettable 47-3 loss. Thomas appears to be sharing No. 2 tight end duties with Jason Croom behind Charles Clay, as both players saw the field for 18 offensive plays (28 percent) to Clay's 40 (62 percent). Clay has fought a balky knee among other issues for several seasons, so the situation between Thomas and Croom (both players have decent pass-catching ability) is worth watching in the event their senior teammate goes down for any length of time in 2018.
Thomas (shoulder) hauled in a pass from Nathan Peterman at practice Wednesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.comreports. The backup tight end suffered a shoulder injury during the opening days of training camp, but his presence in practice Wednesday suggests Thomas is in good health ahead of Thursday's preseason opener against the Panthers.
Thomas (shoulder) is practicing in a non-contact jersey, Heather Prusak of NBC 2 WGRZ reports. Thomas hurt his shoulder during the opening days of training camp. The nature of the injury isn't clear, and there's no timeline for his return to full participation.
Thomas (knee) appeared to have suffered an undisclosed injury during Sunday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. The nature of Thomas' injury remains unclear, while Charles Clay is now the only healthy tight end with legitimate NFL experience on the Bills' roster as Nick O'Leary (foot/ankle) is also injured.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/30||@Green Bay Packers||18||8.00|
|8||10/30||New England Patriots||10||5.00|
|10||11/11||@New York Jets||7||4.00|
|14||12/09||New York Jets||7||4.00|
|16||12/23||@New England Patriots||10||5.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||3||2||22||0||1||11.00||2|