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August 30, 2019 12:32 AM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Ruled out with hamstring issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas won't return to Thursday's game against the Cardinals due to a hamstring injury, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Thomas is on the bubble of making the 53-man roster, so this is an untimely injury. The severity of the issue is unknown.

July 13, 2019 03:28 PM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Returns healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (undisclosed) participated in Denver's June minicamp, Larry Rubama of The Daily Press reports.

Thomas was sidelined at OTAs in mid-May, but he seems to have recovered well since then. The 28-year-old held a depth role for Denver last season, seeing 112 of his 131 regular-season snaps on special teams. It's likely he largely reprises that role in 2019.

May 20, 2019 08:36 PM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Sidelined at OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (undisclosed) did not participate at Monday's OTA, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

The reason behind Thomas being held out of practice has yet to be revealed, but there should be further information once Denver wraps up practice later Monday. He appeared in six games with the Broncos in 2018 and likely will have a depth role in the secondary once again this season.

January 2, 2019 07:52 PM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Sticks with Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos on Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Thomas had multiple stints on the Broncos' 53-man roster this season, totaling five tackles in six games. The 27-year-old spent his first four years in Pittsburgh before moving on to Buffalo and Denver the past two seasons, respectively, and primarily served as a special teams contributor for each club.

December 10, 2018 07:28 PM
Shamarko Thomas: Let go by Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos waived Thomas on Monday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Thomas -- who was mostly used on special teams -- signed with the Broncos in early September. If he clears waivers, Denver may have some interest in bringing him back to their practice squad.

September 11, 2018 11:36 PM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Signing with Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas is signing with the Broncos, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Thomas spent his first four seasons with the Steelers before joining the Bills for the 2017 season, during which he recorded eight tackles in 12 games. He will likely fill a depth and special-teams role with the Broncos.

August 27, 2018 09:12 PM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Vision returns to normal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas' vision in his left eye is no longer blurry, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Thomas was not hit in the left eye, but it did go blurry enough where he couldn't see out of it. A trip to the hospital helped clear the vision completely, but it's unclear if Thomas will be able to resume practicing immediately.

August 26, 2018 12:56 PM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Favorable news surfaces
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas doesn't have a detached retina, contrary to a previous report, according to Mike Klis of 9News Denver.

A detached retina would've called for immediate surgery to save Thomas' vision. He's still being evaluated by Broncos' trainers, and it isn't clear when he'll be able to return to the field.

August 24, 2018 10:12 PM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Faces serious eye injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas is being evaluated for a possible detached retina, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

If the tests come out positive, Thomas will need immediate surgery to make sure he doesn't lose vision. Expect prompt updates on his condition as he works through the process.

August 24, 2018 08:52 PM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Heads to hospital
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas left Friday's game against the Redskins with an eye injury and went to a local hospital for further testing, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.

Thomas is seeking a special teams role with the Broncos. It's an uncommon injury, so the severity isn't clear. Expect more details to come out over the weekend.

August 13, 2018 06:08 PM
Broncos' Shamarko Thomas: Signed by Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was signed by the Broncos on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Thomas was swiftly released by the Colts after being ejected during the team's preseason opener due to an unnecessary roughness penalty Thursday. The Broncos need immediate depth at safety, however, following the likely season-ending injury to Jamal Carter (hamstring).

August 11, 2018 08:52 PM
Shamarko Thomas: Cut by Colts following Thursday's ejection
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas, who was ejected from Thursday's preseason game due to an unnecessary roughness penalty, was released by the Colts on Saturday.

On Thursday, Thomas lowered his helmet and delivered a blatantly illegal hit on a defenseless Seahawks receiver. While it isn't clear if his release is a direct result of the transgression, Thomas is nonetheless a free agent yet again and will look to find a new home in advance of the regular season.

July 26, 2018 01:40 PM
Colts' Shamarko Thomas: Heading to Indy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas agreed to a contract with the Colts on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Thomas hasn't seen more than 20 snaps on defense since his rookie year in 2013, so he likely wasn't signed to contend for a job at safety with the Colts. If he makes the Colts' final roster, he'll see most of his work on special teams.

October 4, 2017 03:38 AM
Shamarko Thomas: Opportunity in Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas signed with the Bills on Tuesday, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

The Bills have done some roster shuffling in the defensive backfield, with Colt Anderson being moved to IR and Robert Blanton being released, while Thomas and fellow Tuesday signee Trae Elston will apparently compete for depth looks or special teams action.

August 28, 2017 02:52 PM
Jets' Shamarko Thomas: Plays in Saturday's preseason contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (concussion) played a total of 34 snaps during the team's preseason game Saturday.

Thomas has seemingly recovered from the concussion symptoms that he was dealing with back in June. As a depth safety, Thomas is still fighting for a roster spot at the moment.

June 1, 2017 08:16 PM
Jets' Shamarko Thomas: Signs with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (concussion) signed a contract with the Jets on Thursday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Thomas saw his 2016 season end prematurely due to a concussion after playing in just eight games. In his four years with the Steelers, Thomas was never able to improve upon the 29 tackles of his rookie campaign, totaling just 24 tackles over his last three seasons with Pittsburgh. Now with the Jets, Thomas will need to earn a spot as a depth safety and special teams player.

December 25, 2016 04:10 PM
Steelers' Shamarko Thomas: Shelved on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

Thomas will be shut down after missing the past three games with a concussion. The Steelers promoted CB Al-Hajj Shabazz from the practice squad to take his place on the active roster.

December 23, 2016 04:55 PM
Steelers' Shamarko Thomas: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Thomas is set to miss a third consecutive game Sunday as he continues to recover from a concussion. Robert Golden figures to get another start at strong safety for the Steelers on Sunday.

December 16, 2016 07:35 PM
Steelers' Shamarko Thomas: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Cincinnati.

Thomas will be missing his second consecutive game due to a concussion he suffered in Week 13. Robert Golden and Mike Mitchell will start at safety once again.

December 14, 2016 06:00 PM
Steelers' Shamarko Thomas: Doesn't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (concussion) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

Thomas was unable to suit up for Sunday's win over the Bills, and he still has yet to clear the league's concussion protocol. His status for Week 15 against the Bengals remains up in the air.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/205
Birthdate:
2/23/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
School:
Syracuse
NFL Experience:
7
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