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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 11 0.0 0 0 0

Top Joe Thomas News

  • Bears' Joe Thomas: Signs with Chicago

    Thomas signed a contract with the Bears on Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Thomas appeared in seven games for Baltimore and Houston during the 2021 campaign and totaled 13 tackles (nine solo) while primarily playing special teams. He'll likely need a strong showing in training camp to earn a spot on the season-opening roster.

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  • Joe Thomas: Inks to Ravens' practice squad

    Baltimore signed Thomas to the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Thomas suited up for five games with the Texans this season before being released by the team. He will now get a chance to compete for a role in Baltimore, where it wouldn't be surprising to see him bump to the 53-man roster in the future.

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  • Joe Thomas: Let go by Texans

    Thomas was cut by the Texans on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Thomas was active for each the team's first five games and held a role on both the defensive and special teams units. He tallied a total of 12 tackles, though his playing time did slip in recent weeks.

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  • Texans' Joe Thomas: Signs with Texans

    Thomas signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Texans on Monday, Todd Archer of reports.

    Thomas spent the last three seasons in Dallas, though 2020 was his busiest year with the team in terms of snaps and tackles. The 29-year-old now joins his third professional franchise and figures to slot behind Zach Cunningham on the depth chart while also chipping in on special teams.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Increased snaps in 2020

    Thomas recorded 48 tackles (30 solo) with two passes defended over 15 games in 2020.

    Most of Thomas' IDP production came early in the season when neither Leighton Vander Esch nor Sean Lee were available, and the veteran linebacker amassed 33 tackles during that four-game stretch. All told, Thomas wound up seeing 408 snaps on defense, more than he had in his first two seasons with the Cowboys combined. He'll head into free agency having proven he still can be more than just a special-teams ace, but he's unlikely to land a starting role with a new club.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Full speed ahead

    Thomas (wrist) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

    After missing one game and utilizing the bye week to get healthy, Thomas will return to action this Sunday against the Vikings. With Leighton Vander Esch also healthy, Joseph will operate in a reserve role.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Not playing Sunday

    Thomas (wrist) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Thomas was questionable with the wrist injury but won't be suiting up Sunday. Luke Gifford could see increased snaps as a reserve linebacker behind Leighton Vander Esch.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Considered questionable

    Thomas (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News

    Thomas is nursing an injured wrist, which has put his status for Week 9 in jeopardy. If he is ultimately unable to go, Luke Gifford could be in line for some extra snaps backing up Leighton Vander Esch at middle linebacker.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Notches seven stops

    Thomas posted seven tackles -- one for a loss -- and a pass breakup in Sunday's 37-34 win over the Giants.

    After playing every snap in three straight games, Thomas logged just 46 of 68 defensive snaps (68 percent) in Sunday's win. It's an interesting development, but no Cowboys linebacker received a major boost in snap share as a result, so this could've just been the byproduct of the game evolving into a shootout. Thomas should be back to his every-down workload in Week 6 versus the Cardinals, and he'll look to add to the 38 stops he's compiled through five games.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Career day in Week 2 win

    Thomas recorded a career-high 12 tackles (six solo) and a QB hit in Sunday's comeback win over the Falcons.

    With Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) on IR, Thomas got the start alongside Jaylon Smith at linebacker and posted a very Vander Esch-like tackle total. The last time Thomas had a significant starting role, he posted 70 tackles and an INT over 16 games for the Packers in 2016, including his only other two double-digit tackle performances, so the 29-year-old may well be able to keep up this level of production for at least a few weeks.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Primed for increased role

    Thomas may start at linebacker for the Cowboys after the injury to Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone), Todd Archer of reports.

    Thomas stepped in after Vander Esch suffered the broken collarbone in the season opener and totaled five tackles on 50 defensive snaps. The Cowboys could opt to shift Jaylon Smith from weak-side linebacker to the middle in place of Vander Esch, but Thomas is the likely replacement for snaps, regardless of the specific position he plays.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 227 lbs
Birthplace: Aiken, SC
Age: 31
School: South Carolina State
Experience: 8