Thomas did manage to catch each of his targets but more was expected from him now that he has been reunited with Adam Gase. Thomas had the best seasons of his career playing under Gase but then again, he also had Peyton Manning throwing him the ball in a pass happy offense, something he doesn't have now.
The two teams are scheduled to make up the contest Nov. 19 in Week 11 of the regular season, meaning both the Dolphins and Buccaneers will play 16 consecutive weeks to conclude the campaign. Assuming health permits for the tight end over the next week, Thomas will make his season debut Sept. 17 against the Chargers.
Thomas caught two passes for one yard and a touchdown on three targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.
Thomas took advantage of a bunch formation to get open in the front corner of the end zone for a one-yard touchdown on Jay Cutler's final pass attempt of the night. The 29-year-old tight end has alway done his best work near the goal line, which could end up being his primary contribution in an offense that figures to rely on Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker in high-volume roles.
Thomas (back) caught his only target for a two-yard gain in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens.
Though he didn't get a target from starter Jay Cutler, the veteran tight end at least proved he's recovered from the back injury that caused him to miss practice time earlier in the week. Thomas may only be fourth or fifth in line for targets on a team featuring the impressive wideout trio of Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills.
Thomas is currently dealing with back tightness, Charles Trainor Jr. of the Miami Herald reports.
Thomas missed Monday's practice session due to the discomfort, but fortunately it doesn't sound like something that'll keep him out long. His status still appears to be in question for Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens, though, as the Dolphins only figure to play Thomas if he's fully recovered.
|3||9/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/17||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/17||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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