Thomas left Sunday's game against the Chargers in the fourth quarter due to a shoulder injury. Thomas caught his only target for a 14-yard gain prior to exiting the game. He has two targets and one carry through the first three games of the season.
Thomas made his case for a roster spot during Saturday's third preseason contest, returning a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Although he had minimal impact (one catch for seven yards) offensively in the contest, Thomas showcased his speed and shiftiness during his kickoff return for a touchdown. With the team looking to keep Tyreek Hill off special teams, it wouldn't be surprising if Thomas' versatility as a former running back helps him earn a 53-man roster spot.
Thomas caught three of his four targets for 31 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals. Thomas seems to have a nice rapport with rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes, though most of his receptions came on designed bubble screens. He continues to battle for a 53-man roster spot, and Saturday's effort certainly helped his cause.
Thomas didn't touch the ball in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chargers. Thomas has done the majority of his damage on special teams this season, but even that role has been scaled back from previous seasons. The specialist may be a candidate to miss the 53-man roster next year with Tyreek Hill around. Should he earn a spot, 2017 would be his last under before his rookie deal with the Chiefs expires.
Thomas rushed once for four yards and caught one pass for four yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans. Thomas sees most of his action on special teams, but has lost his punt return duties to rookie wideout Tyreek Hill. The two are very similar, except Hill has proven a much better offensive weapon. It wouldn't be surprising if Thomas' run with the Chiefs ends after his contract expires in 2017, if not earlier.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/19||@New York Giants||5||13.00|
|13||12/03||@New York Jets||28||25.00|
|15||12/17||Los Angeles Chargers||25||24.00|
|3 Year Avg||21||16||110||0||5||6.88||22|