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September 22, 2020 09:52 PM
Cardinals' Jordan Thomas: Hops to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals promoted Thomas to the active roster Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thomas played for the Cardinals in Week 2 before reverting to the practice squad, but he signed with the active roster now that Maxx Williams (ankle) is on injured reserve. Williams will be out at least three weeks, so expect Thomas to operate in a run-blocking role during that time.

September 6, 2020 09:20 PM
Jordan Thomas: Finds new home
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas is slated to sign with Arizona's practice squad, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thomas wasn't able to earn a roster spot in Houston's crowded tight end room, but he'll now get a chance to prove his worth with the Cardinals. Across five games with the Texans in 2019, he had one catch for eight yards.

September 6, 2020 11:28 AM
Jordan Thomas: Unable to secure roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was waived by the Texans on Saturday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Head coach Bill O'Brien praised Thomas for his playmaking ability early in training camp, but he ultimately couldn't beat out 2019 third-round pick Kahale Warring for the No. 3 TE role. Thomas showed some potential during his rookie season in 2018, recording 20 receptions for 215 yards and four scores, so he may seek a depth role elsewhere.

August 14, 2020 08:20 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Receives praise from coach
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Bill O'Brien said Thomas has looked good in training camp, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "[Thomas] came back in great shape. He's really lost a lot of weight, running good, catching the ball, blocking, so he's got to keep it going," O'Brien said. "He got in and out of his breaks well."

Thomas entered training camp on the bubble because Darren Fells and Jordan Akins are locks after combining for 70-759-9 last year and Kahale Warring -- a 2019 third-round pick -- will get his first real opportunity after spending last year on IR with a concussion. It's a positive sign that Thomas is already drawing praise from O'Brien, and it appears there's a good chance he makes the final roster.

April 16, 2020 09:32 AM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Teetering on roster bubble
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas doesn't appear to have much job security heading into training camp, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Thomas had four touchdown receptions as a rookie in 2018 but was limited to five games and 67 offensive snaps in 2019 after a cracked rib at the end of August kept him on injured reserve for much of the season. Meanwhile, Darren Fells and Jordan Akins split the bulk of the playing time at tight end, combining for a 70-759-9 receiving line on 103 targets. Both appear locked in for 2020 roster spots, and 2019 third-round pick Kahale Warring also should join the competition after a preseason concussion led the Texans to stash him on IR for the entirety of his rookie campaign. Houston ran the second-most plays (349) out of 12 personnel (one back, two tight ends) in 2019, so it wouldn't be a major surprise if head coach/general manager Bill O'Brien kept four tight ends on his 53-man roster. Even so, Thomas is looking at a difficult path to snaps and targets.

January 13, 2020 02:52 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Catches lone target in playoff loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's 51-31 divisional-round loss to the Chiefs.

Thomas, who caught four touchdown passes as a rookie in 2018, entered 2019 as a leading candidate to become the No. 1 tight end, but he lost ground to Darren Fells and Jordan Akins. A rib injury in the preseason finale landed him on injured reserve, but Thomas became one of Houston's injured players designated for return, although he failed to make an impact when he did come back. The 23-year-old finished with just one catch on three targets during the regular season. He's one of three tight ends under contract for next season, along with Akins and injured rookie Kahale Warring (concussion).

January 6, 2020 03:08 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Light load in playoff win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas played eight of 69 snaps and was not targeted in Saturday's 22-19 overtime wild-card win over the Bills.

Thomas was elevated to the second tight end spot after the Texans made Jordan Akins (hamstring) inactive. Thomas, who was one of Houston's designated players to return from injured reserve, has done very little since coming off IR. His most active game was in the meaningless regular-season finale, when he caught one of three targets for eight yards while playing 38 snaps.

January 2, 2020 05:04 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (illness) does not have an injury designation for Saturday's playoff game against the Bills.

Thomas was unable to practice due to an ailment Wednesday, but he's now resumed participating without limitations. He stands to play his usual rotational role in Houston's tight end corps against the Bills on Saturday.

January 2, 2020 08:16 AM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Picks up ailment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (illness) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Thomas exact illness is unknown, however, the fact that he was forced to miss practice is a negative sign. Thomas has caught just one of three targets for eight yards this season, so his absence likely won't affect the team on offense.

December 22, 2019 11:16 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Inactive Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas did not dress for Saturday's 23-20 win over Tampa Bay in Week 16.

Thomas was one of Houston's injured players designated for return, but he's done little since rejoining the active roster. He played a total of 29 snaps in four games before an inactive designation Week 16.

December 2, 2019 01:36 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: More snaps in Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was not targeted over 14 snaps in Sunday's 28-22 win over the Patriots.

Thomas was active for the second straight week and doubled his playing time, but he did not have a target once again. Houston coach Bill O'Brien said Thomas' workload will increase over the remaining weeks, but it remains to be seen if he'll overtake starter Darren Fells or top backup Jordan Akins.

November 22, 2019 12:20 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Workload to ramp up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that he intends to incorporate Thomas into a larger role on offense as the season progresses, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Thomas played seven snaps on offense during Thursday's win over the Colts, his 2019 debut, but he was not targeted. The second-year pro spent the first 10 games of the season on IR due to a cracked rib, and it appears as though he'll be eased into a larger workload down the stretch. Darren Fells and Jordan Akins have both played consistent roles in Houston's offense this season, especially in the red zone, so it remains to be seen how reps will be divvied up among the team's tight end corps when Thomas is back to full speed.

November 21, 2019 06:08 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Activated off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans have activated Thomas (ribs) off IR in advance of Thursday night's game against the Colts.

Thomas, who cracked a rib during the preseason, caught 20 passes for 215 yards and four TDs as a rookie last season. He'll add depth to the Texans' tight end corps behind Darren Fells and Jordan Akins, but we'd like to see him get a full and productive game in before endorsing him as a fantasy lineup option.

November 11, 2019 01:44 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (ribs) is participating in Monday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thomas landed on injured reserve prior to Week 1 due to a rib injury, and he now appears to have resumed practicing for the first time this season. His return to practice opens up a 21-day window for the Texans to evaluate him for a return to the 53-man roster.

October 16, 2019 05:12 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Not practicing yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (ribs) is not participating at practice Wednesday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Thomas was placed on injured reserve prior to Week 1 and is eligible to resume practicing this week for his potential activation, but he isn't ready to retake the field. It's unclear if the 2018 sixth-round pick is expected to return soon or remain on injured reserve.

September 2, 2019 05:24 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (cracked rib) has been placed on IR, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The same applies to fellow tight end Kahale Warring (concussion), which explains why the Texans signed Logan Paulsen earlier in the day. For now, Jordan Akins profiles as the team's top pass-catching option at the position.

September 3, 2019 03:48 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Injures ribs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas suffered a rib injury in Houston's preseason finale against the Rams, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

It was a surprise to see him playing in the contest, much less handling a 77 percent snap share. The usage implies Thomas has fallen behind Jordan Akins and possibly Darren Fells, missing out on an opportunity to run away with the top job at tight end. Adding in a rib injury and the recent trade for wide receiver Kenny Stills, it's been a rough couple weeks for Thomas as the regular-season opener draws near. Thomas' availability for Sunday's game against the Saints now appears in question.

August 31, 2019 10:24 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Looks like third tight end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas played 77 percent of the snaps in Houston's final preseason game, catching two of three targets for 19 yards in a loss to the Rams.

That Thomas played most of preseason Week 4 while Jordan Akins and Darren Fells didn't play should give watchers a glimpse into coach Bill O'Brien's depth chart. Thomas, who caught four touchdown passes as a rookie in 2018, entered camp atop the depth chart before losing ground.

August 18, 2019 12:28 PM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Pair of grabs in preseason debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas secured two of five targets for 17 yards in the Texans' 30-23 preseason win over the Lions on Saturday.

Thomas previously battled a hamstring injury that kept him out of last week's exhibition opener, but he was able to practice throughout the week and make his preseason debut. The 2018 sixth-round pick showed some promise last season while bringing in 20 of 27 targets for 215 yards and four touchdowns across 16 games and only being charged with one drop. Looking ahead to the coming season, Thomas currently sits atop the Texans' depth chart at tight end and will presumably only have to hold off fellow second-year pro Jordan Akins to retain that slotting.

August 12, 2019 10:12 AM
Texans' Jordan Thomas: Cleared for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (hamstring) is returning to practice Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Held out of the preseason opener, Thomas did some side work with quarterback Deshaun Watson on Sunday and now has clearance to resume practicing. The second-year pro is the early favorite to start at tight end, but he may face competition for playing time from some combination of Jordan Akins, Kahale Warring (hamstring) and Darren Fells.

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Career Receiving Stats
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/277
Birthdate:
8/2/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Hattiesburg, MS, USA
School:
Mississippi State
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: