Thomas played the most snaps of any Packers inside linebacker in 2016, but he played a reduced role this past season -- 528 defensive snaps fewer, to be exact -- due to injuries and the emergence of fellow middle linebacker Blake Martinez. As such, Thomas will likely be forced to compete for a roster spot in 2018.
Thomas recorded nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
The reserve linebacker saw an increased role Sunday given Jake Ryan's knee injury. Thomas made the most of his opportunities and could be in line to finish out the year as a starter with the Packers officially eliminated from the playoffs.
Thomas (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.
The third-year pro hasn't played since Week 4, a matchup that was also with the Bears. He left early, though, so it's tough to see how he plays against the Bears' offense. Thomas still hasn't played over 14 defensive snaps in a game, so it's wise to keep him out of fantasy lineups for the time being.
Thomas (ankle) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Thomas has been sidelined four games over the previous five weeks due to the injury. He was a limited participant at practice throughout the week, so his final status appears to be trending toward a true game-time decision.
Thomas (ankle) was ruled out for Monday night's game against the Lions, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Thomas did not practice again this week following the Packers' bye week, and has sat out since sustaining the injury Week 4. There's no indication that the 26-year-old is close to a return at this point, leaving Jake Ryan as the primary inside linebacker behind starter Blake Martinez.
|2014||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||26||23.0||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||16||70||55.0||15||0||1||9||9.0||9||0||5|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||12||14||6.0||8||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||16||1||0||0||0||1||6||1||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|