Thomas (foot) is expected to be cut by Miami in a move to clear up salary cap space, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Thomas only had 41 receptions for 388 yards and three scores before being placed on injured reserve due to the foot injury. If the Dolphins were to part ways with Thomas they would save $6.6 million against the salary cap. The Dolphins would be forced to acquire a TE if they were to make this move either via the draft or free agency.
The Dolphins placed Thomas on injured reserve Wednesday with a foot injury. With Thomas set to sit out Miami's last two games of the season, Anthony Fasano and MarQueis Gray are in line to head the team's tight end corps. Though Thomas is under contract with the Dolphins for the 2018 season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald believes that the tight end has played his last game with the team. The 29-year-old, who finishes the 2017 campaign with 41 catches for 388 yards and three scores in 14 games, hasn't been a top-shelf fantasy option since his last two seasons with Denver in 2013 and 2014, when he logged back-to-back 12-touchdown efforts.
Thomas snagged two of four targets for 11 yards during Monday's 27-20 win over the Patriots. He fumbled during the contest. Thomas entered Monday with at least 50 yards or a touchdown in four of five games. He narrowly missed keeping that streak going when he and Jay Cutler failed to connect on a deep ball down the left sideline in the third quarter. The veteran tight end is clearly improving from earlier in the season, but at the same time, he had just one more offensive snap, 43 to 42, than fellow tight end Anthony Fasano.
Thomas brought in all three of his targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-9 win over the Broncos. The veteran tight end touched up his old squad for a score when he brought in a nine-yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler in the second quarter. Thomas has found the end zone on three occasions over the last five contests and seemingly carved out a modest but consistent role as a secondary option in the passing game.
Thomas brought in five of six targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Patriots. The veteran tight end continues to emerge in the latter half of the season, with Sunday's performance marking his third game over the last four in which he's logged at least four catches. Thomas also has his only two touchdowns on the season over that span, as well as exactly half of his 34 receptions. The 29-year-old has proven he can still get downfield when given the opportunity and is likely to have an extra bit of motivation against some of his old Broncos teammates in a Week 13 matchup.
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