Thomas Passes Physical, Marquez Waived

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The Rams executed a pair of roster moves Monday morning, taking wide receiver Mike Thomas off of the physically unable to perform list after passing his physical, and waiving wide receiver Bradley Marquez with an injury designation.

A 2016 sixth-round pick out of Southern Miss, Thomas played mostly special teams in his rookie season but also caught three passes for 37 yards. He appeared headed for a larger role during the offseason program, but was served a four-game suspension to open the 2017 season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Thomas opened training camp on PUP but passed his physical, which means he'll be able to practice with the team.

At the start of camp, head coach Sean McVay called Thomas' suspension unfortunate, but a situation that the club will deal with.

"He won't be available for those first four games, but we have confidence that Mike will work," McVay said on July 27. "I thought he did a great job this offseason demonstrating his ability he's a guy that can go down the field and then also contribute in the intermediate game and underneath. When the ball is in his hands, good things happened this offseason. I thought his confidence grew, and this is something that we'll navigate through together, but when he's back we'll be excited to have him."

Marquez recently suffered a knee injury and had not been practicing over the last few days. The wideout originally signed with the Rams and undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech in 2015 and has been a special teams mainstay ever since. But he's also contributed some in the pass game, making 16 receptions for 125 yards in his first two pro seasons.

Should Marquez clear waivers, he may be placed on the Rams' injured reserve list.

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