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.
Thomas had four carries for 12 yards and two receptions for 15 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee. He left in the second quarter with an ankle injury, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.
Mike Boone had 109 combined rushing and receiving yards and may have won the battle for the No. 3 running back job with Thomas' injury.
Thomas (undisclosed) participated in Sunday's practice, Chad Graff of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
Thomas was sidelined for Friday's preseason game but it looks like whatever was bothering him was a minor ailment. He'll continue fighting for a spot as the No. 3 running back on the Vikings' final roster.
Thomas did not play in Friday's preseason game due to an undisclosed injury, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.
Mike Boone didn't have a great game as the third running back, rushing nine times for 26 yards (2.9 YPC) and catching four of six targets for 13 yards, and left with a bruised right knee. The competition for the third running back role remains unsettled entering the final preseason game as a result.
Thomas had five carries for 25 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville. Meanwhile, Mike Boone had 13 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown.
The competition for the No. 3 RB role remains close. Thomas had the big game in the first preseason contests (eight carries for 29 yards and three receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns), and Boone had a big outing in the second. Thomas still averaged five yards per carry and played later in the game with the second- and third-string offenses, so he held his own. The battle for the No. 3 role will likely be decided late in camp, and only Mack Brown has fallen behind due to a poor first game and missing the second game with an injury.
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|5||10/7/18||@ PHI||4:25 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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