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Shamarko Thomas | Defensive Back

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 217
College: Syracuse
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Steelers S Shamarko Thomas has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, and is week to week.
Thomas has been ruled out for Week 11. The Steelers' No. 3 safety, Thomas has played 193 snaps on defense this season, grading out negatively in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Tue, Nov 12, 2013 01:41:00 PM

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Steelers rookie S Shamarko Thomas is done for the day in Week 10 with a left ankle injury.

Thomas is Pittsburgh's third safety behind Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark. The Steelers traded up to draft him in the fourth round this past April.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 02:40:00 PM

Rookie S Shamarko Thomas could see snaps in the Steelers' nickel and dime packages.

He's also expected to "spot" starters Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark. RCB Ike Taylor has been impressed with Thomas' camp. "He's a monster," Taylor said. "A lot of people are going to be catching headaches or he's going to be catching headaches, it's going to be one or the other." A big hitter, Thomas drew a Bob Sanders comparison from NFL Network's Mike Mayock during the draft.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 08:25:00 AM

Steelers agreed to terms with No. 111 overall pick S Shamarko Thomas on a four-year contract.

Thomas is expected to learn at the foot of Ryan Clark for one year before pushing for a starting job in 2014. He proved he can hit at Syracuse, racking up 16.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks and four forced fumbles. The question is if Thomas can cover. Clark is entering a contract year and will turn 34 in October.
Thu, May 16, 2013 10:22:00 AM

The Steelers are expected to use fourth-round pick Shamarko Thomas as Ryan Clark's backup free safety as a rookie.

The Steelers are talking up Thomas as a Bob Sanders-type of player. "He's not the biggest kid, but he certainly doesn't play that way," GM Kevin Colbert said of Thomas, who goes 5-foot-9, 213 but runs 4.42. "He leaves it on the field." Clark is entering his age-34 season and his contract expires in 2014.
Fri, May 3, 2013 01:36:00 PM's AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley thinks No. 111 pick Shamarko Thomas will likely start for the Steelers in 2014.

Free safety Ryan Clark, 34 in October, will be a free agent next offseason, and SS Troy Polamalu, 32, has just two years left on his contract. Polamalu has also had trouble staying healthy. Thomas is a big-time hitter, but he doesn't cover all that well. He'll work as Pittsburgh's No. 3 safety in 2013.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Steelers traded up to select Syracuse S Shamarko Thomas with the No. 111 overall pick, sending their 2014 third-round pick to the Browns.

Thomas (5-foot-8 7/8, 213) is a bullet to the ball. He ran 4.42 at the Combine with an explosive 11-foot-1 broad jump. Thomas logged 16.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, and four forced fumbles in his college career. Mike Mayock has compared Thomas' to former Colts great Bob Sanders. Described as a "vicious striker" by ESPN Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl, Thomas is a highlight-reel hitter but plays in a straight line and won't be able to cover NFL pass catchers one-on-one, lacking both fluidity and height. He'll step in as Pittsburgh's third safety.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:50:00 PM

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