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Anthony Thomas | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/7/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 221
College: Michigan
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Bills released RB Anthony Thomas.
Thomas was due only $900,000 in 2008, but made expendable by Fred Jackson and Dwayne Wright. He can still help on third downs, but is recovering from a torn calf muscle. It's uncertain where he is in his rehab. Wed, Feb 27, 2008 04:18:00 PM

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Bills placed RB Anthony Thomas on injured reserve with a torn calf muscle, ending his season.

Fred Jackson's phenomenal relief play made this an easy move. Thomas is signed through 2008, but will have a battle on his hands for a roster spot. He took a step back this year after a solid 2006 season behind Willis McGahee.
Thu, Dec 6, 2007 12:37:00 PM

Anthony Thomas (torn calf muscle) did not practice on Wednesday.

It's quite unlikely that Thomas will be available in Week 14. Marshawn Lynch (ankle) is practicing and Fred Jackson is playing well, so Buffalo's backfield situation should be fine without the A-Train against Miami.
Wed, Dec 5, 2007 12:33:00 PM

Anthony Thomas (torn calf muscle) did not practice Friday, as expected.

Thomas is listed as "out" on Friday's final injury report. The Bills will attempt to keep him on the roster rather than put A-Train on injured reserve.
Fri, Nov 30, 2007 12:01:00 PM

The Bills revealed Thursday that Anthony Thomas has a torn muscle near the top of his calf and behind his knee.

"He's very sore and it's swollen," coach Dick Jauron said of Thomas, who has not practiced this week. It sounds like the A-Train is out indefinitely, so Fred Jackson slides up the depth chart and will start Sunday. If Marshawn Lynch (ankle) is eased back into action in Week 14, Jackson could share carries with him. Jackson should be owned in 12-team leagues.
Thu, Nov 29, 2007 02:19:00 PM

Anthony Thomas (calf strain) and Marshawn Lynch (high ankle sprain) both sat out Bills practice Thursday, as expected.

Fred Jackson is expected to start at running back Sunday at Washington. The Redskins' rush defense ranks 11th overall and has surrendered 3.9 YPC to opposing ball carriers, but Jackson can be used as a flex in PPR leagues.
Thu, Nov 29, 2007 12:51:00 PM

Bills coach Dick Jauron said Wednesday that he is not optimistic about Anthony Thomas' chances of playing in Week 13.

Thomas, who's dealing with a calf strain, didn't practice Wednesday. "They want to wait 48 hours and see where it is," said Jauron. "I would say that we’re not overly optimistic though with Anthony." Fred Jackson is expected to start at Washington and can be used as a flex. He should get the bulk of the receiving work, with Dwayne Wright possibly seeing short-yardage carries.
Wed, Nov 28, 2007 03:26:00 PM

Anthony Thomas (calf) missed Bills practice Wednesday.

If the A-Train can't go at Washington in Week 13, Fred Jackson is expected to get the start. Marshawn Lynch (ankle) will likely be listed as doubtful at best.
Wed, Nov 28, 2007 01:03:00 PM

Bills coach Dick Jauron revealed Monday that Anthony Thomas suffered a calf strain in Week 12.

Jauron said the injury affected his knee and ability to play on early downs. If Thomas continues to be hobbled, Dwayne Wright and Fred Jackson could share running duties at Washington with Marshawn Lynch looking doubtful.
Mon, Nov 26, 2007 03:36:00 PM

Anthony Thomas rushed 15 times for 46 yards and caught eight passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 12.

Fantasy owners received a highly productive game from the A-Train, who swerved his way past defenders for a 10-yard score. Marshawn Lynch and his gimpy ankle could be ready for the Redskins in Week 13, but Thomas would be a decent flex option if he gets the start.
Sun, Nov 25, 2007 06:27:00 PM

Anthony Thomas rushed 11 times for 31 yards and caught three passes for 15 yards in Week 11.

Thomas was the Bills primary ball carrier with Marshawn Lynch (ankle) inactive, but the Bills abandoned the running game as they fell behind early. The Bills face another stout run defense in the Jaguars next week, making Thomas a poor option if Lynch is out another week.
Mon, Nov 19, 2007 12:05:00 AM

Anthony Thomas is expected to be on the field for all passing-down situations against the Patriots Sunday night.

Thomas will also start and likely carry most of the load, but makes a strong PPR flex, especially if the Bills are playing from behind. He'll be used often as a receiver on check-down passes. 5-6 catches seem likely.
Fri, Nov 16, 2007 12:54:00 PM

The Bills could go with a committee approach in the backfield if Marshawn Lynch (ankle), who will likely be a game-time decision, is out for Week 11.

"If (Lynch) can't go, we'll go on to our other three guys, and we like them all," said Bills coach Dick Jauron. Veteran Anthony Thomas would likely receive the most touches, but the straight ahead runner is not an advisable start against the Patriots. Rookie Dwayne Wright and Fred Jackson will also see time.
Thu, Nov 15, 2007 09:20:00 AM

Anthony Thomas has a chance to start for the Bills this week against New England.

Marshawn Lynch's ankle sounds worse than originally thought and there's a good chance he'll be a game-time decision. Since Thomas would probably split work in a very difficult matchup, he's only worth grabbing for Lynch owners needing insurance. Rookie Dwayne Wright would also get heavily involved.
Wed, Nov 14, 2007 02:56:00 PM

Bills declared RB Anthony Thomas, CB Ashton Youboy, S Jim Leonhard, LB Leon Joe, TE Ryan Neufeld, WR Sam Aiken, DE Ryan Denney and QB Gibran Hamdan inactive for Week 8 against the Jets.

George Wilson will start in Leonhard's place, but Chris Kelsay is active after missing practice during the week.
Sun, Oct 28, 2007 02:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1E.J. Manuel
2Kyle Orton
RB1C.J. Spiller
2Fred Jackson
3Bryce Brown
4Anthony Dixon
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
3RB1Fred Jackson
2C.J. Spiller
FB1Frank Summers
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3Marcus Easley
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Lee Smith
3Chris Gragg
K1Dan Carpenter