Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
11 months ago

Thomas (knee) is active for Sunday's contest in Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

Washington has only deactivated Matt Jones (hip) for the season finale, leaving a logjam for potential reps among Thomas, Alfred Morris, and Chris Thompson (shoulder). If Week 16 was any indication -- seven receptions for 67 yards on eight targets at Philadelphia -- Thomas could be used as a pass-catching option, though head coach Jay Gruden mentioned early in the week that stalwarts like Morris may not see many reps with the postseason in mind.

Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
11 months ago

Thomas (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

With Washington already locked in as the NFC's No. 4 seed, it's unclear how head coach Jay Gruden will manage his running backs. A lot of the team's nicked up players will likely be rested, but with Thomas unlikely to have a key role in the playoffs, it's possible he ends up getting a significant portion of the workload. Matt Jones (hip) is listed as doubtful, leaving Thomas, Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson (probable-shoulder) as the candidates for carries.

Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
11 months ago

Thomas (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas was Washington's second-most utilized running back in Week 16, turning four carries in 22 yards and seven of eight targets into 67 yards. Because head coach Jay Gruden has hinted that he'll rest some of his key players in the season finale, Thomas could take advantage of a backfield without a resting Alfred Morris. However, Thomas must first escape Week 17 prep unscathed.

Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
11 months ago

Thomas benefited from Matt Jones (hip) being inactive in Week 16. He rushed four times for 22 yards and caught 7 of 8 targets for 67 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas leapfrogged Chris Thompson in both touches and snaps.

Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
12 months ago

Thomas agreed to a contract with the Redskins on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Redskins are unsure of the status of running back Chris Thompson (shoulder) for the rest of the season, so they decided to add Thomas to improve their depth in the backfield. Thomas does not figure to see much early-down work with Alfred Morris and Matt Jones healthy, but he could replace Thompson's work in the passing game if Thompson is sidelined.

Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
1 year ago

Thomas worked out for the Patriots on Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As did Robert Turbin, with the Patriots quite possibly looking to add some running back depth in the wake of the season-ending injury sustained by Dion Lewis in Week 9. Thomas played for the 49ers this past Sunday, but was released this week when San Francisco signed fellow RB Travaris Cadet.

Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
1 year ago

Thomas was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas carried the ball four times for 12 yards in his 49ers debut Sunday, but the team opted to go in a different direction Tuesday after signing Travaris Cadet from free agency. Thomas might have a chance to join another club during the season, but he's unlikely to provide much fantasy value until he climbs higher up on a team's depth chart.

Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
1 year ago

Thomas carried the ball four times for 12 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The 49ers got Thomas' feet wet in what was his first game action of the season. After being signed earlier this week, it will be interesting to see what he eventually brings to the table after topping six carries just twice in 2014. Though he doesn't profile as the bell cow the 49ers' hobbled backfield could use with Carlos Hyde sidelined, Thomas' experience in pass protection and catching the ball out of the backfield could lead him to filling the injured Reggie Bush's role as the 49ers' third-down back.

Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
2 years ago

The Saints have released Thomas, NFL.com reports.

With Thomas cut loose thanks to the team's salary cap situation and Mark Ingram on track to hit free agency, the Saints figure to have a new-look backfield in 2015. The 30-year-old Thomas was limited to 11 games (and 45 carries for 222 yards and two TDs) last year, but when healthy, he remains an asset as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. After recording 77 catches for New Orleans in 2013, Thomas caught 45 passes for 378 yards and a TD this past season.

Pierre Thomas
RB WAS (9)
2 years ago

Thomas finished the season with 22 yards on 45 carries and 378 yards on 45 receptions - with three total touchdowns - in 11 games.

A year removed from catching a career-high 77 passes, it was a frustrating year for Thomas, as he battled various injuries throughout. Due $2.15 million in salary and bonuses in 2015, Thomas is a candidate for release given the Saints' tight salary cap situation, but with Mark Ingram an unrestricted free agent and Travaris Cadet underwhelming in a pass-catching role, it's likely Thomas will return next season. While the eight-year veteran's upside is likely limited, he could easily return to being an asset in PPR leagues, if he remains healthy in New Orleans.