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Dontarrious Thomas | Linebacker

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 240
College: Auburn
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Chargers signed LB Dontarrious Thomas, formerly of the Vikings.
Thomas is no longer even replacement level at linebacker, but he can help out on special teams with James Holt (shoulder) out for the playoffs. Tue, Jan 5, 2010 05:49:00 PM

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Coach Brad Childress says Dontarrious Thomas may immediately step in as the Vikings' starting middle linebacker despite signing Monday.

David Herron suffered "several injuries" in last week's win and Thomas knows the system. He'd be a nice grab for IDP spot use against Chicago.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 03:12:00 PM

Vikings signed LB Dontarrious Thomas.

Thomas knows Minnesota's system, having played there 2004-2007, but didn't make the 49ers this summer. Still, the Vikes have a glaring hole in the middle and Thomas could emerge as a candidate to start there soon.
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 02:43:00 PM

49ers agreed to terms with LB Dontarrious Thomas, formerly of the Vikings.

And the Niners have a new outside linebacker. Thomas, who was miscast in a Cover Two 4-3 scheme, gets a chance to show why he was a second-round pick in 2004. Patrick Willis gets the tackles inside for the 49ers, so Thomas' IDP upside will be limited. He may also have to hold off Brandon Moore.
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 02:26:00 AM

Vikings coach Brad Childress says one of the scenarios he's considering at MLB is replacing Napoleon Harris with Dontarrious Thomas.

Harris is a free agent and looks likely to depart. Thomas, E.J. Henderson, and Chad Greenway are all candidates to start in the middle this year.
Mon, Feb 26, 2007 12:25:00 PM

Dontarrious Thomas will start at middle linebacker for the Vikings as long as Napoleon Harris (wrist) is sidelined.

Playing in coordinator Mike Tomlin's Tampa 2, the MIKE linebacker has big-play chances. Thomas had eight tackles and a sack in Week 9.
Sat, Nov 11, 2006 09:03:00 AM

Dontarrious Thomas will be Minnesota's starting MLB in Week 9.

Napoleon Harris is out. Thomas has been a disappointment as a former second-round pick but could rack up tackles at San Francisco Sunday.
Fri, Nov 3, 2006 04:46:00 PM

Vikings LB Dontarrious Thomas is expected to start in Week 4.

Thomas has moved from being a backup middle linebacker to the strong side, where he'll likely play in place of injured starter Ben Leber.
Fri, Sep 29, 2006 12:00:00 AM

LB Dontarrious Thomas (shoulder) was upgraded from questionable to probable for Sunday's game.

Thomas practiced yesterday for the second straight day.
Fri, Oct 28, 2005 10:45:00 AM

LB Dontarrious Thomas (shoulder) said yesterday that he hopes to play Sunday after missing last week's win over Green Bay.

"I think it is realistic," Thomas said. "The one thing we were worried about is my strength and it's coming along really good."
Tue, Oct 25, 2005 10:23:00 AM

Shaun Hill (third quarterback), CB Laroni Gallishaw, CB Dovonte Edwards, LB Dontarrious Thomas, C Anthony Herrera, G Toniu Fonoti, TE Jeff Dugan and DT Spencer Johnson are inactive Sunday.

Backups RB Moe Williams (knee) and CB Brian Williams (knee) will play.
Sun, Oct 23, 2005 12:19:00 PM

LB Dontarrious Thomas bruised his right shoulder in practice Wednesday and sat out yesterday's drills.

Thomas is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.
Fri, Oct 21, 2005 10:52:00 AM

Dontarrious Thomas is currently outplaying fellow weak-side linebacker Raonall Smith.

This was a position battle that was over before it started. Thomas has more skill and more smarts than Raonall Smith.
Thu, Aug 4, 2005 05:33:00 AM

Coach Mike Tice isn't happy with weak-side linebackers Donatarrious Thomas and Raonall Smith.

''I have not seen to this point the consistency that I've been looking out of either one of those athletes.'' We're surprised E.J. Henderson isn't getting a look there.
Wed, Jun 15, 2005 10:31:00 AM

Dontarrious Thomas is no lock to start at weak-side linebacker this season for the Vikings.

Raonall Smith was at the position Saturday. Thomas hasn't been consistent in his brief career thus far.
Sun, May 1, 2005 12:37:00 PM

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