Thomas was reinstated to the active roster Monday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Thomas, who returned from a four-game suspension last week, joins a crowded receiving corps and isn't worth fantasy consideration right off the bat. The Rams waived safety Mo Alexander in a corresponding move.
The Rams opted not to bump any receivers from their 53-man roster when Thomas was activated from his suspension, so he will now be hard pressed to find the field early on. It will likely take an injury or poor play from a few other receivers ahead of the 30-year-old on the depth chart before he gets much run.
Thomas (suspension) had his suspension lifted by the Commissioner on Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Thomas can now join the Rams' 53-man roster after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy. The second-year receiver could be hard-pressed to find meaningful snaps in a Rams offense that currently leads the league in points scored.
Thomas is day-to-day after entering the concussion protocol, according to head coach Sean McVay, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Thomas didn't suit up for the first preseason game against Dallas, but he caught four of six targets for 49 yards before sustaining an injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over the Raiders. The second-year receiver is already going to miss the first four games of the season because of a PED suspension, so entering the concussion protocol isn't going to help win over the new Los Angeles coaching regime. As it stands, it seems unlikely that Thomas will carve out a large enough role in the passing attack to be a serviceable fantasy asset in 2017.
Thomas is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cowboys, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
Thomas was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list earlier in the week, but it sounds like the Rams will hold off on allowing him to take the field just yet. He will also miss the first four games of the regular season due to a PED suspension. The second year receiver does not have a role locked up with the club yet, so he will need to make an impression as the preseason progresses.
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