Will Mike Thomas make an impact for Los Angeles Rams with suspension over?

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Mike Thomas missed the first four games of the 2017 season due to a suspension.

Even though he didn’t make that much of an impact as a rookie last season, Mike Thomas earning a suspension for the first four games of the season was beyond frustrating for the Los Angeles Rams. There’s no question Thomas deserved the suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs, but the wideout put the Rams in a difficult position since the verdict was still out on what he could bring to the table in 2017.

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Last year as a rookie, the former sixth-round pick only managed to record three catches all season, but also keep in mind that Los Angeles didn’t exactly have the best of offenses to work with after finishing at the bottom of the league by only averaging 14 points per game. And while Thomas seemed like he would have a better chance at making an impact at the beginning of the offseason, a lot has changed since then.

Between the additions of Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp along with trading for Sammy Watkins, there’s a ton of competition ahead of Thomas at the wide receiver position, and no matter how hard he tries, there’s no way he’s going to move into a top-four spot. But despite everything that has taken place, Sean McVay seems willing to go with having seven receivers on the current roster at the moment.

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Sure, there’s always that chance Thomas finds a little extra motivation to come up big for his teammates after letting them down due to the suspension, but it seems highly unlikely. For now, all Rams fans can do is see what type of impact, if any at all, Thomas can make on Sunday when the team faces a very difficult task in taking on the Seattle Seahawks.