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De'Anthony Thomas: Hopes to return to NFL
Thomas, who hopes to return to the NFL, will work out at Oregon's Pro Day on April 1, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Thomas opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic and currently is under contract with the BC Lions of the CFL. After topping 100 receiving yards in three of his first four seasons in the NFL, Thomas had a more limited role in recent years and hauled in four of seven targets for 35 yards and a touchdown while rushing three times for 11 yards between 2018 and 2019.... See More ... See Less
De'Anthony Thomas: Waived by Ravens
The Ravens have waived Thomas, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Thomas, who opted out of the 2020 season, will now be free to catch on elsewhere in advance of the 2021 campaign. In the last couple of years in which he played, the 28-year-old receiver made most of his impact as a returner.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' De'Anthony Thomas: Opting out of 2020 season
The Ravens placed Thomas on the reserve list Monday after he voluntarily opted out of the 2020 season.
According to Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun, Thomas will receive a $150,000 salary advance while his contract tolls over to 2021, so he'll remain under club control despite opting out of the upcoming season. The 27-year-old had been slated to compete for a depth role in the Ravens' receiving corps, but he likely would have made his biggest impact on special teams as a kick and punt returner. Now that Thomas is stepping away for the upcoming season, rookie sixth-round pick James Proche profiles as the Ravens' top candidate for return duties.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' De'Anthony Thomas: Not assured of return job
Thomas will face competition from rookie sixth-round pick James Proche in the return game, SI.com's Todd Karpovich reports.
Thomas was released by the Chiefs last October and caught on with the Ravens a few weeks later. He averaged 16.6 yards on 10 kick returns and 7.2 yards on 13 punt returns in eight games with Baltimore, playing 123 snaps on special teams but only three on offense. The Ravens likely hope Proche can seize the return job this season.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' De'Anthony Thomas: Returning to Ravens
Thomas signed a one-year contract with the Ravens on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Thomas was hardly effective in his first stint with the Ravens, combining for just 259 return yards in eight games, but a lack of obvious difference makers from a special teams perspective on the open market likely helped spur the reunion. It's entirely possible Thomas could still be on the roster bubble this preseason if other skillful returners outperform the 27-year-old.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' De'Anthony Thomas: Minimal impact with new club
Thomas, who signed with Baltimore on Nov. 5, played almost exclusively on special teams with his new club. He had no targets on three offensive snaps but racked up 166 kick return yards and 93 punt return yards over eight games.
Thomas was signed to bring a spark to the Ravens anemic return game but failed to provide one for the most part. His longest kick return went just 31 yards and his longest punt return went just 20. The 27-year-old is due to hit free agency in March, and his lack of production as a returner makes him unlikely to remain in Baltimore come kickoff for the 2020 season.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' De'Anthony Thomas: Signs with Ravens
Thomas signed with the Ravens on Tuesday.
Thomas spent exactly two weeks as a free agent before finding a new home. He could possibly return both kicks and punts, reports Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. The 26-year-old played just one snap on offense in six games with the Chiefs this season.... See More ... See Less
De'Anthony Thomas: Let go by Kansas City
Thomas was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday.
Thomas re-signed with the Chiefs in mid-August and has primarily worked on special teams this season. The 26-year-old rushed once for four yards, had one catch for six yards and returned seven kickoffs for 155 yards.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas: Snags one pass
Thomas hauled in his only target for six yards in Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Thomas contributed primarily on special teams, playing only four snaps on offense. Given the breakout efforts from Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman in Week 3, it's unlikely Thomas will carve out anything more than a minor role on offense even without Tyreek Hill (shoulder) available).... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas: Could see snaps at wideout
Thomas could split some snaps with Mecole Hardman that are usually handled by Tyreek Hill (collarbone), Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Thomas was suspended for the season opener for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, but he rejoined the wide receivers room Wednesday. The sixth-year weapon mainly serves on special teams, hauling in no more than 14 passes in any of the last three seasons, so even some increased reps are unlikely to improve his fantasy stock much.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas: Back from suspension
Thomas was reinstated from his one-game suspension Mondoay, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Thomas re-signed with the Chiefs in mid-August and was handed the suspension last week for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The 26-year-old doesn't figure to have a major offensive role, but he could be a solid piece on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas: Suspended for opener
Thomas will start the regular season with a one-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star reports.
Thomas re-signed with the Chiefs on Aug. 20 after fellow special-teams contributor Marcus Kemp suffered a severe knee injury. Thomas doesn't figure to get much playing time on offense, but he could be an important piece on special teams, where he's capable of both covering and returning kicks.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas: Re-signs with Chiefs
Thomas agreed to a deal with the Chiefs on Tuesday.
Thomas spent his first five years with the Chiefs. He only played five games in 2018 before a knee injury sent him to injured reserve. He was then arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession in January ahead of restricted free agency and has been looking for a landing spot since. Kansas City made the most sense for a second chance, but should he ultimately make the 53-man roster a suspension could certainly follow.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas: Arrested in Missouri
Thomas (lower leg) was arrested in Missouri on suspicion of marijuana possession, Pete Sweeney of 610 Sports Kansas City reports.
This isn't a good look for a player who spent most of the season on injured reserve and will now become an unrestricted free agent in March.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas: Placed on IR
The Chiefs placed Thomas (lower leg) on injured reserve Saturday.
Thomas suffered a leg fracture at Thursday's practice, so this move is not surprising. It was considered a "freak accident," and he will now spend the remainder of the season on the sidelines. His absence will mainly be felt on special teams, as he was serving as the primary kick returner. Tremon Smith is the most likely candidate to replace him there.... See More ... See Less
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