The Los Angeles Rams receiving corp took at hit Friday, as the NFL announced that wide receiver Mike Thomas will be suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances, via Adam Schefter of ESPN:
Rams WR Mike Thomas suspended first four games of 2017 regular season for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2017
Thomas was a sixth round draft pick of the Rams in 2016 out of Soithern Mississippi. He did not see that much time on the field in his rookie season, as he was targeted just nine times in 15 games, catching three passes for 37 yards.
He was also used as a kick returner, as he had nine returns for 180 yards, with a long of 41 yards.
The Rams receiving corp was one of the worst in football in 2016, so to bolster that position the Rams big free agent signing was on Robert Woods, who played his college ball at USC and most recently played for the Buffalo Bills.
Top receiver from last year Kenny Britt signed with the Cleveland Browns in free agency though, so he is no longer with the organization.
Thomas will be eligible to return to the Rams’ active roster on Monday, October 2 following the team’s Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He is eligible to participate in Training Camp practices and preseason games.