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February 13, 2021 11:44 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: On track in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) is taking part in strength work and nearing a running program, and he's expected to be ready for training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The 25-year-old went down with a knee injury Week 2 and subsequently underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL, lateral meniscus and medial patellofemoral ligament, but he's progressing well in his recovery. Thomas will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason after recording six sacks across four seasons in San Francisco.

September 23, 2020 07:08 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers placed Thomas (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Thomas joins fellow starting defensive lineman Nick Bosa (knee) on injured reserve with a season-ending injury. The 2017 first-round pick will undergo surgery in the near future, and barring any setbacks in his recovery, he should be on track for 2021 without issue. The 49ers signed Ezekiel Ansah to a one-year deal and promoted Dion Jordan to the active roster in corresponding moves.

September 22, 2020 07:24 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Torn ACL confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's win over the Jets, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

With the worst-case scenario confirmed, Thomas will miss the remainder of the 2020 season. It was an absolutely devastating day for the 49ers' defensive line, as it lost both Thomas and Nick Bosa (knee) for the season. Before going down, Thomas recorded two tackles across 49 defensive snaps on the year. Look for 2020 first-round selection Javon Kinlaw to see an even higher snap count as the season progresses with Thomas out. Reserves Kentavius Street and Kevin Givens could also see more reps as a result.

September 22, 2020 12:16 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: May have injured ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers believe Thomas may have sustained an ACL injury during Sunday's win over the Jets, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Maiocco stopped short of saying Thomas tore his ACL, but the team will likely run an MRI to see the extent of the damage. With Nick Bosa expected to be done for the year with a confirmed torn ACL, Thomas' potential season-ending injury is another hit to team's defensive line.

September 20, 2020 01:48 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) was officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jets, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Thomas needed to be carted off the field in the first quarter due to the knee injury, and along with Nick Bosa (knee), they've both been ruled out. With Thomas sidelined, Kevin Givens appears in line to see an uptick in snaps at defensive tackle. Expect an update on Thomas' status in the coming days.

September 20, 2020 01:36 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Leaves field on cart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) needed to be carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Jets, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

More disasterous news for the 49ers, as both Thomas and Nick Bosa needed to be carted off the field during Sunday's game in the first quarter. Thomas was down on the field in pain, seeming to tend to his left knee. As long as he's out, Kevin Givens appears in line to see an uptick in snaps at defensive tackle.

August 23, 2020 06:56 AM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Will play more on interior
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas will be moved to the inside and used more as a pass-rushing defensive tackle this season, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Thomas has struggled winning battles against offensive tackles over his first three seasons as a pro, so the 49ers will look to move him to defensive tackle in 2020. The 2017 third-overall pick bulked up to 282 pounds this offseason, and while he is still undersized as a traditional defensive tackle against the run, he is having success in camp at beating his inside assignments against guards and centers in passing situations. Expect Thomas to be utilized in that role in nickel and lighter formations, possibly splitting time with either D.J. Jones or Javon Kinlaw. It wouldn't be surprising to see the 25-year-old surpass his career high of just three sacks despite seeing fewer snaps overall.

May 2, 2020 02:36 AM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Fifth-year option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas had his fifth-year option declined by the 49ers on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The No. 3 overall pick in 2017 has fallen short of expectations to an extreme degree through his first three seasons, and the 49ers will not agree to keep him through 2021 at this stage. Thomas saw his snap count drop from 646 in 2018 to 428 in 2019 as he became a rotational piece on San Francisco's defensive line. He will get one more season to right the ship before he hits free agency in 2021.

February 22, 2020 10:20 AM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Bust label sticks in third season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas had 21 tackles (15 solo) and two sacks over 16 games during the 2019 regular season.

Thomas -- the third overall pick in 2017 -- spent most of the season as a backup and situational interior rusher on third downs. The Stanford product was given a brief opportunity to show off his skills as an edge rusher when multiple defensive ends went down to injury midway through the season, but he simply did not look comfortable in that role. San Francisco boasts the best defensive line in football, so Thomas should remain a backup even if the team does not bring Arik Armstead back this upcoming offseason.

October 15, 2019 01:28 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Lends helping hand in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas recorded a pair of tackles, including a sack, in Sunday's divisional win over the Rams.

Playing 25 snaps on defense, Thomas actually logged more defensive snaps than Dee Ford (22) in the 49ers win over Sean McVay and the Rams on Sunday. The 24-year-old has two sacks in five games and saw his role increase substantially this past week in an important divisional game. That being said, Thomas continues to be used primarily as a situational pass rusher, which drastically cuts into his value in IDP formats.

September 16, 2019 05:08 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Posts sack against Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas made three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Thomas had an increased role on defense since Dee Ford left Sunday's game with a knee injury, and he made use of his extra snaps by getting to Andy Dalton. When Ford returns, Thomas will likely be used in a situational role once again since rookie Nick Bosa is proving to be a capable edge rusher.

April 30, 2019 01:36 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Not moved during draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was not traded prior to or during the 2019 NFL Draft, despite reports that such trade talks occurred.

It should come as no surprise that the 49ers were looking to move on from Thomas following the trade for Dee Ford and the selection of No. 2 overall pick Nick Bosa. The team began deploying Thomas as an interior lineman in the later stages of the 2018 season after he struggled generating pressure on the quarterback while lined up as a defensive end. This strategy could be the reason the Niners chose not to move Thomas, as he could end up moving to defensive tackle permanently. Fellow first-round pick Arik Armstead also remains on the active roster, which could create a competition at a new position in camp for both failed outside pass rushers.

January 24, 2019 11:08 AM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Third year will be key for lineman
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh hopes that new defensive line coach Kris Kocurek can help take Thomas' game to the next level in 2019, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Thomas started all 16 games for the 49ers in his sophomore campaign, finishing with 31 tackles (24 solo), a sack and three tackles for a loss. The 22-year-old showed some improvement in terms of being a disruptive backfield presence playing both on the outside and the interior of the defensive line, but his statistics were underwhelming for a player taken third overall in the 2017 draft. The team described Kocurek's addition as "an opportunity they needed to take advantage of," and Thomas' development and usage next season will be one of the new coach's primary tasks this offseason. Until we see an actual improvement in Thomas' pass-rush numbers, however, it will be tough to justify IDP relevance given the lackluster stats the lineman has posted over his first two seasons.

November 2, 2018 12:00 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Tallies first sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas had three solo tackles and his first sack of the season in Thursday's 34-3 win over Oakland.

Thomas has started seven of nine games this season but sees a restricted snap count defensively, which is illustrated by his season total of 17 tackles (14 solo). The 22-year-old's limited role and inconsistent production when on the field makes him an unattractive option for IDP purposes.

October 4, 2018 07:24 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Healthy to enter Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas is not listed on the 49ers' injury report Thursday.

Thomas suffered a shoulder injury during San Francisco's Week 4 loss to the Chargers, but has not been listed on the team's injury report this week. There's no reason to believe that Thomas is in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

October 2, 2018 11:28 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Shoulder injury not believed to be serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's loss to the Chargers but is expected to be okay moving forward, Joe Fann of the team's official site reports.

Although the shoulder injury is not believed to be serious, Thomas' situation is something to monitor until he proves he's at 100 percent. Should the big man practice in full at any point this week it would likely temper concerns.

August 27, 2018 12:08 AM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Returns from concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (concussion) suited up for Saturday's preseason tilt, recording three tackles (all solo) in a loss to Indianapolis.

Thomas suffered the head injury in the 49ers' first preseason game two weeks ago. The timely return puts the 22-year-old on track to begin the regular season in full capacity. The 2017 third-overall pick experienced his ups and downs in his rookie campaign, but he will enter a pivotal 2018 season with an every-down role as the club's "Leo" defensive end.

August 23, 2018 06:28 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Likely to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (concussion) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Thomas has been sidelined since Aug. 9 after suffering a head injury that turned out to be a concussion, but additional tests appear to have revealed enough progress to warrant him being an expected participant. It's good timing for his return, as the starters generally play their most significant snaps in the third preseason game.

August 19, 2018 09:44 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Re-evaluation coming Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas is still in concussion protocol and will be re-evaluated Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

Thomas has been in protocol since suffering a head injury in the preseason opener against the Cowboys. Tuesday will be the first day that Thomas could potentially return to practice after he undergoes more testing.

August 10, 2018 12:40 PM
49ers' Solomon Thomas: Exits preseason game with head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas sustained a head injury and won't return to Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

It isn't entirely clear what Thomas is dealing with. There's been no word of him being in the protocol for head injuries, but a concussion still can't be definitively ruled out. We'll likely know more about his injury in the coming days.

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