The NFL has announced that Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Mike Thomas has been suspended for the first four games of the season.
The suspension comes due to a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He’ll be eligible to return following the teams matchup with the Cowboys on October 1st.
Thomas will still be eligible to participate in all preseason activities. But as the Rams head into camp with questions at the receiver position, Thomas may go from a guy battling for a spot in the rotation to a guy battling for a spot on the roster. Thomas will surely have to wow coaches in the preseason to justify keeping him on the team through his four game suspension.
Mike Thomas was a 6th round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He recorded 3 receptions for 37 yards in his rookie season. He’s the second Ram to be suspended this offseason, as cornerback Troy Hill was suspended earlier for violating the substance abuse policy.
The Rams return to action on August 12th in a preseason battle with the Dallas Cowboys.
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