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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 10-2-0
2-1-0 5-7-0
2-2-0 5-8-0
0-4-0 3-10-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 19 0.0 0 0 0

Top Joe Thomas News

  • Bears' Joe Thomas: Joins active roster

    The Bears signed Thomas to the active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

    Thomas joins the active roster because of the placement of Byron Pringle (calf) on IR. He played 46 percent of defensive snaps Week 3 versus Houston in place of Matt Adams (hamstring), racking up five tackles (two solo).

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  • Joe Thomas: Heads back to practice squad

    Thomas reverted to the Bears' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Thomas was elevated to the main roster with Matt Adams (hamstring) inactive for the Bears' 23-20 win over the Texans on Sunday. The former ended up playing 46 percent of the team's defensive snaps, recording five tackles (two solo).

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  • Joe Thomas: Released by Chicago

    The Bears released Thomas on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Thomas made the initial 53-man roster but was let go a day later to make room for a wave of waiver claims. The journeyman linebacker has played for four different teams across his seven-year career but hasn't been fantasy relevant since notching 70 tackles in 2016.

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  • Bears' Joe Thomas: Makes final roster

    Thomas is one of six linebackers on the Bears' 53-man roster, according to the team's official site.

    Thomas will be playing on his fifth team in eight NFL seasons, and he has two seasons in which he's posted more than 33 tackles. Since having a strong year with the Packers in 2016, his best fantasy season since was in 2020, when he totaled 48 tackles with the Cowboys. He'll likely go undrafted in many IDP leagues, but if he gets off to a strong start, he'll be worth monitoring on the waiver wire.

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  • Bears' Joe Thomas: Signs with Chicago

    Thomas signed a contract with the Bears on Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Thomas appeared in seven games for Baltimore and Houston during the 2021 campaign and totaled 13 tackles (nine solo) while primarily playing special teams. He'll likely need a strong showing in training camp to earn a spot on the season-opening roster.

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  • Joe Thomas: Inks to Ravens' practice squad

    Baltimore signed Thomas to the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Thomas suited up for five games with the Texans this season before being released by the team. He will now get a chance to compete for a role in Baltimore, where it wouldn't be surprising to see him bump to the 53-man roster in the future.

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  • Joe Thomas: Let go by Texans

    Thomas was cut by the Texans on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Thomas was active for each the team's first five games and held a role on both the defensive and special teams units. He tallied a total of 12 tackles, though his playing time did slip in recent weeks.

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  • Texans' Joe Thomas: Signs with Texans

    Thomas signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Texans on Monday, Todd Archer of reports.

    Thomas spent the last three seasons in Dallas, though 2020 was his busiest year with the team in terms of snaps and tackles. The 29-year-old now joins his third professional franchise and figures to slot behind Zach Cunningham on the depth chart while also chipping in on special teams.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Increased snaps in 2020

    Thomas recorded 48 tackles (30 solo) with two passes defended over 15 games in 2020.

    Most of Thomas' IDP production came early in the season when neither Leighton Vander Esch nor Sean Lee were available, and the veteran linebacker amassed 33 tackles during that four-game stretch. All told, Thomas wound up seeing 408 snaps on defense, more than he had in his first two seasons with the Cowboys combined. He'll head into free agency having proven he still can be more than just a special-teams ace, but he's unlikely to land a starting role with a new club.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Full speed ahead

    Thomas (wrist) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

    After missing one game and utilizing the bye week to get healthy, Thomas will return to action this Sunday against the Vikings. With Leighton Vander Esch also healthy, Joseph will operate in a reserve role.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Not playing Sunday

    Thomas (wrist) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Thomas was questionable with the wrist injury but won't be suiting up Sunday. Luke Gifford could see increased snaps as a reserve linebacker behind Leighton Vander Esch.

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  • Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Considered questionable

    Thomas (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News

    Thomas is nursing an injured wrist, which has put his status for Week 9 in jeopardy. If he is ultimately unable to go, Luke Gifford could be in line for some extra snaps backing up Leighton Vander Esch at middle linebacker.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 227 lbs
Birthplace: Aiken, SC
Age: 31
School: SC State
Experience: 8