Adam Schefter is reporting that Rams WR Mike Thomas has been suspended first four games of 2017 regular season for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
There was some talk that Thomas could be in line for a much larger role this season, but a four-game suspension will likely change that.
Thomas, 22, was taken in the sixth-round of last year’s NFL draft by the Rams. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $2.45 million rookie contract and stands to make base salaries of $540,000 (2017), $630,000 (2018), and $720,000 (2019) over the remainder of the contract.
In 2016, Thomas appeared in 15 games for the Rams and caught just three passes for 37 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He added another 180 kick return yards. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 105 total snaps last season.