Roc Thomas

Roc Thomas

Running Back #6
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 198 lb.
College:None
Age:
Born:None
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Roc Thomas: Auditions in Seattle

Thomas worked out with the Seahawks on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Seahawks continue to explore options at running back with a handful of their own backs landing on injured reserve last week. Thomas last played for the Vikings in 2018, where he recorded 30 rushing yards on eight attempts across five games.

December 30, 2019 7:20 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Logs workout

Thomas tried out for the Packers on Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Analysis: It was the first tryout Thomas has received after he was reinstated to the NFL after serving a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The 24-year-old suited up in just five games for the Vikings last season, rushing for 30 yards on eight attempts and hauling in two of four targets.

October 7, 2019 5:10 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Reinstated

Thomas (suspension) was reinstated to the NFL on Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Analysis: Thomas completed a three-game suspension for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. It'll be interesting to see if he garners any attention on the free-agent market now that he's eligible to sign with a team.

September 24, 2019 3:39 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Reaches injury settlement

Thomas (suspension) reached an injury settlement with the Jaguars on Monday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Thomas signed on with the Jaguars at the beginning of training camp after being let go by the Vikings earlier in the offseason. The second-year running back is also facing a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

August 26, 2019 10:39 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Back on IR

Thomas (suspension) reverted to the Jaguars' injured reserve after clearing waivers Sunday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Thomas signed a contract with the Jaguars earlier this month after having been let go by Minnesota, and will now spend the remainder of the season on IR barring an injury settlement. The second-year running back is also facing a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

August 12, 2019 6:59 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Heading to Jacksonville

Thomas (suspension) is expected to sign a contract with the Jaguars on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Thomas was recently let go by Minnesota, after he was suspended three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He will head to Jacksonville where he faces plenty of competition for snaps behind lead man Leonard Fournette. Considering his three-game suspension, Thomas shouldn't be considered a lock to make the roster. In five games with the Vikings as a rookie last season, Thomas logged eight carries for 30 yards in addition to 59 snaps on special teams.

August 4, 2019 8:33 AM EST

Roc Thomas: Let go by Minnesota

The Vikings waived Thomas (suspension) on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Thomas was in line to compete for a depth role with the Vikings heading into the 2019 season. It's unclear whether his three-game suspension is what made him the odd man out in Minnesota's running back room, or whether the team is simply confident in Ameer Abdullah and Mike Boon as depth options behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison. Thomas played in five games with the Vikings as a rookie last season, logging eight carries for 30 yards in addition to 59 snaps on special teams.

July 22, 2019 2:08 PM EST

Roc Thomas: Draws three-game suspension

Thomas has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Analysis: Thomas, who was sentenced to three years probation in May after pleading guilty to a felony charge of marijuana possession, can practice with the Vikings during training camp and play in the preseason, but he'll sit out the team's first three regular-season games before becoming eligible to return to the field Sept. 23. Thomas is in line to compete for a depth role in the Minnesota backfield (behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison) along with Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah.

July 16, 2019 1:48 PM EST

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 ESPN.com 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, ESPN.com'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

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