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December 30, 2019 10:24 PM
Roc Thomas: Auditions in Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas worked out with the Seahawks on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Seahawks continue to explore options at running back with a handful of their own backs landing on injured reserve last week. Thomas last played for the Vikings in 2018, where he recorded 30 rushing yards on eight attempts across five games.

October 8, 2019 09:48 PM
Roc Thomas: Logs workout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas tried out for the Packers on Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

It was the first tryout for Thomas following his reinstatement after serving a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The 24-year-old suited up in just five games for the Vikings last season, rushing for 30 yards on eight attempts and hauling in two of four targets.

September 25, 2019 02:28 AM
Roc Thomas: Gets reinstated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (suspension) was reinstated to the NFL on Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Thomas completed a three-game suspension for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. It'll be interesting to see if he garners any attention on the free-agent market now that he's eligible to sign with a team.

August 27, 2019 01:40 AM
Roc Thomas: Reaches injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (suspension) reached an injury settlement with the Jaguars on Monday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

Thomas signed on with the Jaguars at the beginning of training camp after being let go by the Vikings earlier in the offseason. The second-year running back is also facing a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

August 13, 2019 05:00 PM
Jaguars' Roc Thomas: Back on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (suspension) reverted to the Jaguars' injured reserve after clearing waivers Sunday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

Thomas signed a contract with the Jaguars earlier this month after having been let go by Minnesota and will now spend the remainder of the season on IR barring an injury settlement. The second-year running back is also facing a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

August 4, 2019 11:44 PM
Jaguars' Roc Thomas: Heading to Jacksonville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (suspension) is expected to sign a contract with the Jaguars on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Thomas was recently let go by Minnesota, after he was suspended three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He'll head to Jacksonville where he faces plenty of competition for snaps behind lead man Leonard Fournette. Considering his three-game suspension, Thomas shouldn't be considered a lock to make the roster. In five games with the Vikings as a rookie last season, Thomas logged eight carries for 30 yards in addition to 59 snaps on special teams.

July 22, 2019 05:12 PM
Roc Thomas: Let go by Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings waived Thomas (suspension) on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Thomas was in line to compete for a depth role with the Vikings heading into the 2019 season. It's unclear whether his three-game suspension is what made him the odd man out in Minnesota's running back room, or whether the team is simply confident in Ameer Abdullah and Mike Boon as depth options behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison. Thomas played in five games with the Vikings as a rookie last season, logging eight carries for 30 yards in addition to 59 snaps on special teams.

July 16, 2019 04:52 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Draws three-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Thomas, who was sentenced to three years probation in May after pleading guilty to a felony charge of marijuana possession, can practice with the Vikings during training camp and play in the preseason, but he'll sit out the team's first three regular-season games before becoming eligible to return to the field Sept. 23. Thomas is in line to compete for a depth role in the Minnesota backfield (behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison) along with Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah.

March 7, 2019 02:52 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Facing legal trouble
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was charged last week with fifth-degree possession of marijuana, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The incident stems from January, when officers executed a search warrant on Thomas' apartment. It's expected that he'll face punishment from the league.

January 3, 2019 02:12 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Sticking with Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas signed a reserve/future contract Wednesday with the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Thomas finished the 2018 season on the Vikings' practice squad after appearing in five games for Minnesota earlier on in the year. He'll now get the offseason to compete with Mike Boone, Ameer Abdullah and anyone else the team might bring in to compete for a depth role behind Dalvin Cook in advance of the 2019 campaign.

November 9, 2018 09:56 PM
Roc Thomas: Joins Vikings' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings are signing Thomas (hamstring) to their practice squad Thursday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Thomas was waived by the Vikings earlier this week to make room for Ameer Abdullah on the 53-man roster. The undrafted rookie will rejoin Minnesota as a practice squad player. While it's possible that Thomas could carve out another depth role, it seems unlikely that the undrafted rookie will play significant offensive snaps this season.

November 7, 2018 07:16 PM
Roc Thomas: Waived by Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (hamstring) was waived by the Vikings on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Thomas was waived by Minnesota to make room for former Lions' running back Ameer Abdullah. The undrafted free agent rushed eight times for 30 yards and zero touchdowns with the Vikings this season, and caught two passes for 21 yards. If Thomas clears waivers, he'll be free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league.

November 2, 2018 03:24 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Thomas suffered the hamstring injury in last Sunday's loss to the Saints and was unable to practice this week. Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is set to return in a limited capacity this week, which would have cut into Thomas' meager offensive workload regardless.

October 28, 2018 09:32 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Injures hammy in first half
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas left Sunday's game against the Saints with a hamstring injury and is doubtful to return.

Thomas lost a yard on his only carry and gained 15 yards on his lone reception prior to exiting the game. Mike Boone will now handle any backfield work that doesn't go to Latavius Murray.

October 22, 2018 02:24 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Has 23 yards rushing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas had one carry for 23 yards in Sunday's win at the Jets.

Neither Mike Boone (eight snaps) nor Thomas (three snaps) got much playing time behind Latavius Murray with Davlin Cook out due to a hamstring injury. Neither has been much of a factor in the offense while Cook has been out.

October 16, 2018 01:48 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Just one carry in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas lost four yards on his only carry in Sunday's win over Arizona.

Neither Mike Boone (three snaps) nor Thomas (five snaps) got much playing time behind Latavius Murray with Davlin Cook out due to a hamstring injury. It's not clear if Boone or Thomas is the No. 3 running back, but neither is much of a factor in the offense.

October 9, 2018 08:56 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Just four carries Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas had four carries for eight yards and one reception for six yards on two targets in Sunday's win at Philadelphia. He also lost a fumble on a lateral.

The lost fumble was technically credited to Kirk Cousins, but it was a pass that Thomas should have easily caught but mishandled. Thomas was the primary backup to Latavius Murray, but his miscue could mean Mike Boone gets more snaps if Dalvin Cook remains out with a hamstring injury in Week 6 against the Caridinals.

September 28, 2018 03:36 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Gets action on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas had one carry for four yards and played four snaps on offense in Thursday's loss at the Rams.

Both Roc Thomas and Mike Boone were used on offense in the game even with Dalvin Cook returning from a hamstring injury. It was Thomas' first snaps on offense this season. However, neither Thomas nor Boone will get more than a few plays on offense as the third and fourth running backs.

September 21, 2018 08:24 PM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: May have Week 3 role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas may have a role in Minnesota's offense Sunday against the Bills, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Inactive for the first two games of his career, Thomas figures to make his first NFL appearance now that Dalvin Cook (hamstring) has been ruled out and Mike Boone (groin) is listed as questionable. Boone is ahead of Thomas in the pecking order and seems to be on track to play, but it won't come as any surprise if Thomas also gets a few carries. Murray figures to shoulder most of the workload, at least while the game remains competitive.

September 16, 2018 11:48 AM
Vikings' Roc Thomas: Won't suit up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Thomas was sidelined during Week 1 due to an ankle injury, but returned to full participation at practice Wednesday. He'll be a healthy scratch Sunday, however, while Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray handle the work out of the backfield.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/198
Birthdate:
09/02/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Anniston, AL, USA
School:
Jacksonville State
NFL Experience:
2
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