Rams Place WR Mike Thomas On IR, Re-Sign K Sam Ficken

The Los Angeles Rams announced Monday that they’ve placed WR Mike Thomas on injured reserve and re-signed K Sam Ficken to fill in for Greg Zuerlein, who suffered a groin injury on Sunday.

Thomas, 24, is a former sixth-round pick of the Rams back in 2016. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2.45 million rookie contract and set to make base salaries of $630,000 (2018) and $720,000 (2019) over the remainder of the contract.

In 2016, Thomas appeared in eight games for the Rams and caught five passes for 93 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He added another 15 kick return yards.

Ficken, 25, wound up signing on with the Jaguars in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State. He lasted just over a month in Jacksonville before he was waived during the first round of roster cuts.

After a brief stint with the Chiefs, Ficken joined the Rams towards the end of last season after Zuerlein suffered a season-ending injury. Los Angeles brought Ficken back on an exclusive rights contract, but he was waived coming out of the preseason.

In 2017, Ficker converted two of three field goal attempts and four of five extra point tries for the Rams.

During his college career at Penn State, Ficken converted 54 of 75 field goal attempts (72 percent) to go along with 109 of 112 extra point tries over the course of four seasons and 41 games.

 

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