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Minnesota Vikings waive running back Roc Thomas

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In the wake of his three-game suspension

NFL: OCT 21 Vikings at Jets Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

When news broke last week that Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas would be suspended for the first three games of the 2019 NFL season, we noted that he had an uphill battle ahead of him to make the roster. That has changed as of today.

Not because his path to the roster got easier, but because he’s been booted off of the hill entirely.

ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates is reporting that the Vikings waived Thomas on Monday, just a few days before the start of Training Camp.

Thomas burst onto the scene in 2018 with a couple of long touchdowns in the Vikings’ preseason victory over the Denver Broncos. He couldn’t really carry that momentum into the regular season, unfortunately, and saw just a handful of carries over the course of the season while also battling an injury.

Thomas was arrested back in January and eventually reached a plea agreement on felony drug possession charges, which led to his suspension.

With rookies reporting to camp today and the rest of the team set to report on Thursday, the waiving of Roc Thomas means that the Vikings now have an opening on their 90-man roster. When we get word of them signing someone to fill that spot, we will bring it to you here.