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January 3, 2016 12:08 PM
Redskins' Pierre Thomas: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) is active for Sunday's contest in Dallas.

Washington has only deactivated Matt Jones (hip) for the season finale, leaving a logjam for potential reps among Thomas, Alfred Morris, and Chris Thompson (shoulder). If Week 16 was any indication -- seven receptions for 67 yards on eight targets at Philadelphia -- Thomas could be used as a pass-catching option, though head coach Jay Gruden mentioned early in the week that stalwarts like Morris may not see many reps with the postseason in mind.

January 1, 2016 03:26 PM
Redskins' Pierre Thomas: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

With Washington already locked in as the NFC's No. 4 seed, it's unclear how head coach Jay Gruden will manage his running backs. A lot of the team's nicked up players will likely be rested, but with Thomas unlikely to have a key role in the playoffs, it's possible he ends up getting a significant portion of the workload. Matt Jones (hip) is listed as doubtful, leaving Thomas, Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson (probable-shoulder) as the candidates for carries.

December 30, 2015 09:00 PM
Redskins' Pierre Thomas: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Thomas was Washington's second-most utilized running back in Week 16, turning four carries into 22 yards and seven of eight targets into 67 yards. Because head coach Jay Gruden has hinted that he'll rest some of his key players in the season finale, Thomas could take advantage of a backfield without a resting Alfred Morris. However, Thomas must first escape Week 17 prep unscathed.

December 27, 2015 01:40 PM
Redskins' Pierre Thomas: Takes advantage of more playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas benefited from Matt Jones (hip) being inactive in Week 16. He rushed four times for 22 yards and caught 7 of 8 targets for 67 yards.

Thomas leapfrogged Chris Thompson in both touches and snaps.

December 11, 2015 11:40 AM
Redskins' Pierre Thomas: Signs with Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas agreed to a contract with the Redskins on Friday.

The Redskins are unsure of the status of running back Chris Thompson (shoulder) for the rest of the season, so they decided to add Thomas to improve their depth in the backfield. Thomas does not figure to see much early-down work with Alfred Morris and Matt Jones healthy, but he could replace Thompson's work in the passing game if Thompson is sidelined.

November 12, 2015 06:31 PM
Pierre Thomas: Works out for Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas worked out for the Patriots on Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

As did Robert Turbin, with the Patriots quite possibly looking to add some running back depth in the wake of the season-ending injury sustained by Dion Lewis in Week 9. Thomas played for the 49ers this past Sunday, but was released this week when San Francisco signed fellow RB Travaris Cadet.

November 10, 2015 12:11 PM
49ers' Pierre Thomas: Free agent after being waived Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Thomas carried the ball four times for 12 yards in his 49ers debut Sunday, but the team opted to go in a different direction Tuesday after signing Travaris Cadet from free agency. Thomas might have a chance to join another club during the season, but he's unlikely to provide much fantasy value until he climbs higher up on a team's depth chart.

November 8, 2015 11:21 PM
49ers' Pierre Thomas: Rushes for 12 yards against Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas carried the ball four times for 12 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

The 49ers got Thomas' feet wet in what was his first game action of the season. After being signed earlier this week, it will be interesting to see what he eventually brings to the table after topping six carries just twice in 2014. Though he doesn't profile as the bell cow the 49ers' hobbled backfield could use with Carlos Hyde sidelined, Thomas' experience in pass protection and catching the ball out of the backfield could lead him to filling the injured Reggie Bush's role as the 49ers' third-down back.

November 3, 2015 11:15 AM
49ers' Pierre Thomas: Signs with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas agreed to a contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thomas worked out with the 49ers on Monday, and he showed enough to convince the team to bring him on board. The 49ers top three running backs are all banged up, and the team added fellow running back Shaun Draughn on Monday as well, so it remains to be seen where Thomas will slot in on the depth chart.

November 2, 2015 05:59 PM
Pierre Thomas: Draws interest from 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers have worked Thomas out, the Sacramento Bee reports.

With both Reggie Bush and Mike Davis having been hurt on Sunday, and Carlos Hyde already banged up, the 49ers could surely use some backfield depth. The team also plans to work out Ben Tate, but either way, with several NFL team's backfields having been hit by injuries this past weekend, this finally could be the time for Thomas to catch on with a new team.

October 12, 2015 03:06 PM
Pierre Thomas: Set to work out for Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs plan to bring Thomas in for a workout, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

As the Chiefs look for running back help after losing Jamaal Charles to a knee injury, the team is also taking a look at Ben Tate. The Chiefs' current in-house options to fill in for Charles are Charcandrick West, Knile Davis and perhaps even DeAnthony Thomas, but if Thomas looks good in his workout, he could be a nice addition to the Kansas City backfield.

June 1, 2015 03:08 PM
Report: Redskins interested in RB Pierre Thomas
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Redskins are interested in running back Pierre Thomas, according to a report from ESPN.com. However, the Redskins want to wait until after the draft before making a decision on whether or not they want to bring him in. 

Thomas is a dual-threat back in the running and passing games. In 2014, he ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns, and totaled 378 receiving yards and one touchdown. 

June 1, 2015 03:48 PM
Saints release RB Pierre Thomas
by Larry Hartstein |

The Saints released 30-year-old running back Pierre Thomas, reports The New Orleans Times Picayune. He had two years and $4.3 million left on his contract.

Thomas missed five games last season due to foot and rib injuries. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry in eight years with the Saints, catching 327 passes and scoring 40 total touchdowns.

With Mark Ingram headed to free agency, the Saints' top runners under contract are Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet.

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June 2, 2015 04:33 AM
Saints place Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks on injured reserve
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Saints have placed running back Pierre Thomas and defensive end Akiem Hicks on injured reserve and promoted Jerry Franklin and Brandon Coleman from their practice squad.

Thomas played a limited role in Week 16 against the Falcons, catching just two passes for 24 yards, before injuring his ribs and leaving the game. 

He finishes the year with 45 carries for 222 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. 

June 2, 2015 04:38 AM
Saints RB Pierre Thomas exits Week 16 with rib injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Saints running back Pierre Thomas exited Sunday's game against the Falcons in the first half with an injury to the ribs.

Thomas sustained the injury in the second quarter and was ruled questionable to return to the game, per the team's official website. He caught two of three targets for 24 yards before departing. 

June 2, 2015 04:45 AM
Saints RB Pierre Thomas dominates in screen game
by Larry Hartstein |

Saints running back Pierre Thomas was lethal catching screen passes Monday night in his hometown of Chicago, turning five grabs into a season-high 83 receiving yards. Thomas added 11 yards on two carries.

On New Orleans' second drive, Thomas hauled in a pass in the flat and ripped off 39 yards. Thomas secured each of his targets and has caught five or more passes four times this season.

He'll play the Falcons on Sunday.

June 2, 2015 04:57 AM
Saints RBs Ingram, Thomas held down in Sunday loss
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

A lopsided score precluded the Saints backfield from receiving much of an opportunity Sunday against Carolina to run the ball.

The group was led by Mark Ingram with 10 carries for 43 yards and Pierre Thomas, who had just one run in the first half and finished with five for 38 yards. The two combined for six catches for just 27 yards.

The pair will get another chance at Chicago next Monday night.

June 2, 2015 05:08 AM
Saints list nine players on final injury report for Week 13
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Saints have ruled out inside linebacker Kyle Knox (hand) and running back Khiry Robinson (forearm) for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Wide receiver Robert Meachem (ankle) was the only player on New Orleans' injury report deemed questionable for the game.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), running back Mark Ingram (shoulder), cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee), inside linebacker Curtis Lofton (ankle), tackle Zach Strief (chest) and running back Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder).

June 2, 2015 05:12 AM
Saints backfield split raises some concerns
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Saints weren't able to rely on the rushing game as much as they might have preferred in Week 12, as their running backs combined for just 16 carries in a Monday night loss to the Ravens.

Mark Ingram, who had averaged 26 carries in the team's previous four games, had just 11 Monday, en route to a disappointing 27-yard showing. More alarmingly, Ingram played just 34 percent of the team's snaps in the loss, as Pierre Thomas' return cut into his playing time drastically. Thomas had just five carries, but hauled in six passes while playing 53 percent of the team's offensive snaps, as they fought their way back from a late deficit.

The Saints were within 10 points of the Ravens for much of the game, until a late touchdown put the Ravens up 14 with three minutes left. However, the Saints were clearly focused on throwing the ball for much of the game, which meant Thomas was the more useful option. That has to be concerning for Ingram's owners, who have gotten used to a healthy dose of carries.

If the Saints are up, they will likely use Ingram plenty, as he is clearly the best pure runner on the team. However, Thomas is going to get work when they want to put the ball in the air, and that might happen often on a team that ranks 25th in scoring defense. Both Thomas and Ingram will have their uses down the stretch, however, and could be low-end starting Fantasy options.

June 2, 2015 05:12 AM
Pierre Thomas gets 11 touches in return
by Larry Hartstein |

Returning from a four-game injury absence, Saints running back Pierre Thomas ran five times for 19 yards and caught six passes for 37 yards. He drew eight targets, third-most on the team.

Thomas should stay heavily involved Week 13 at Pittsburgh.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/215
Birthdate:
12/18/1984
Age:
37
Hometown:
Chicago, IL, USA
School:
Illinois
NFL Experience:
9
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