Roc Thomas

Roc Thomas

Running Back #6
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 198 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Roc Thomas: Facing legal trouble

Thomas has allegedly been charged with felony possession of marijuana, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Thomas' apartment was reportedly searched back in January. It seems likely he'll face punishment from the league.

March 6, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Sticking with Minnesota

Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Thomas finished the 2018 season on the Vikings' practice squad after appearing in five games for Minnesota earlier on in the year. He'll now get an offseason to compete with Mike Boone, Ameer Abdullah, and whoever else the team might bring in to compete for a depth role behind Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray in advance of the 2019 campaign.

January 2, 2019 1:49 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Joins Vikings' practice squad

The Vikings are signing Thomas (hamstring) to their practice squad Thursday, Courtney Cronin of reports.

Analysis: Thomas was waived by the Vikings earlier this room to make room for Ameer Abdullah on the 53-man roster. The undrafted rookie will rejoin Minnesota in the form of a practice squad player. While it's possible that Thomas could carve out another depth role, it seems unlikely that the undrafted rookie will play significant offensive snaps this season.

November 8, 2018 2:25 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Waived by Minnesota

Thomas (hamstring) was waived by the Vikings on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Thomas was waived by Minnesota to make room for former Lions' running back Ameer Abdullah. The undrafted free agent rushed eight times for 30 yards and zero touchdowns with the Vikings this season, and caught two passes for 21 yards. If Thomas clears waivers, he'll be free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league.

November 7, 2018 4:14 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Ruled out Sunday

Thomas (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Thomas suffered the hamstring injury in last Sunday's loss to the Saints and was unable to practice this week. Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is set to return in a limited capacity this week, which would have cut into Thomas' meager offensive workload regardless.

November 2, 2018 12:20 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Injures hammy in first half

Thomas left Sunday's game against the Saints with a hamstring injury and is doubtful to return.

Analysis: Thomas lost a yard on his only carry and gained 15 yards on his lone reception prior to exiting the game. Mike Boone will now handle any backfield work that doesn't go to Latavius Murray.

October 28, 2018 6:31 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Has 23 yards rushing

Thomas had one carry for 23 yards in Sunday's win at the Jets.

Analysis: Neither Mike Boone (eight snaps) nor Thomas (three snaps) got much playing time behind Latavius Murray with Davlin Cook out due to a hamstring injury. Neither has been much of a factor in the offense while Cook has been out.

October 22, 2018 11:21 AM EST

Roc Thomas: Just one carry in Sunday's win

Thomas lost four yards on his only carry in Sunday's win over Arizona.

Analysis: Neither Mike Boone (three snaps) nor TThomas (five snaps) get much playing time behind Latavius Murray with Davlin Cook out with a hamstring injury. It's not clear if Boone or Thomas are the No. 3 running back, but neither is much of a factor in the offense.

October 15, 2018 11:46 AM EST

Roc Thomas: Just four carries Sunday

Thomas had four carries for eight yards and one reception for six yards on two targets in Sunday's win at Philadelphia. He also lost a fumble on a lateral.

Analysis: The lost fumble was technically credited to Kirk Cousins, but it was a pass that Thomas should have easily caught and mishandled. Thomas was the primary backup to Latavius Murray, but his misplay could mean Mike Boone gets more snaps if Dalvin Cook remains out with a hamstring injury.

October 8, 2018 11:28 AM EST

Roc Thomas: Gets action on offense

Thomas had one carry for four yards and played four snaps on offense in Thursday's loss at the Rams.

Analysis: Both Roc Thomas and Mike Boone were used on offense in the game even with Dalvin Cook returning from a hamstring injury. It was Thomas' first snaps on offense this season. However, neither Thomas nor Boone will get more than a few plays on offense as the third and fourth running backs.

September 28, 2018 12:32 PM EST

Roc Thomas: May have Week 3 role

Thomas may have a role in Minnesota's offense Sunday against the Bills,'s Courtney Cronin reports.

Analysis: Inactive for the first two games of his career, Thomas figures to make his first NFL appearance now that Dalvin Cook (hamstring) has been ruled out and Mike Boone (groin) is listed as questionable. Boone is ahead of Thomas in the pecking order and seems to be on track to play, but it won't come as any surprise if Thomas also gets a few carries. Murray figures to shoulder most of the workload, at least while the game remains competitive.

September 21, 2018 2:08 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Won't suit up Sunday

Thomas (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: 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.

September 16, 2018 8:44 AM EST

Roc Thomas: Participates in practice Wednesday

Thomas (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Thomas sat out the Viking's season opener against the 49ers due to an ankle injury, but appears to have fully recovered. Behind Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray, Thomas seems in line to receive minimal snaps against Green Bay on Sunday.

September 12, 2018 1:47 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Sidelined for Week 1

Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's season opener against the 49ers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Despite suffering an ankle injury in the Vikings' final preseason game, Thomas made the 53-man roster, but the injury is still serious enough to keep the running back sidelined for Week 1. However, with Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray leading the way in the backfield for Minnesota, Thomas' absence will have a minimal impact Sunday.

September 7, 2018 1:41 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Makes 53-man roster

Thomas (ankle) has made Minnesota's 53-man roster, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Analysis: Thomas left Thursday's preseason game with an ankle injury but it must not be serious for him to make the final roster. It looks like Mike Boone won the No. 3 running back role, but Thomas could get back into the mix. However, both running backs may be limited to special teams with Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray set to get almost all the work at running back.

September 1, 2018 10:29 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Mediocre in preseason finale

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.

Analysis: Mike Boone had 109 combined rushing an receiving yards and may have pulled ahead in the battle for the No. 3 running back job. Still, Thomas had a big first preseason game before missing time with an injury, so the outcome of the job battle is still uncertain.

August 30, 2018 11:50 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Back at practice Sunday

Thomas (undisclosed) participated in Sunday's practice, Chad Graff of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

Analysis: 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.

August 26, 2018 6:43 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Misses preseason game with injury

Thomas did not play in Friday's preseason game due to an undisclosed injury, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Analysis: 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.

August 25, 2018 9:29 AM EST

Roc Thomas: Absent from practice Tuesday

Thomas (undisclosed) sat out of Tuesday's practice, Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks may be the final stage of Thomas' competition against Mike Boone for the No. 3 RB job. The nature of Thomas' injury is unclear, however, so it's tough to declare he'll be ready for the test. Thomas shines with a dual-threat game, rushing the ball 13 times for 54 yards and catching three balls for 109 yards and two touchdowns in two preseason games.

August 21, 2018 6:11 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Has 25 yards rushing in second preseason game

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.

Analysis: The competition for the No. 3 RB role remains close as 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 a carry and played later in the game with the second- and third-string offense, 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.

August 18, 2018 8:45 PM EST

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