Josh Thomas: Vikings sign free agent cornerback


With training camp set to open on Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings have added to their cornerback depth by signing free agent Josh Thomas.

More from Vikings Free Agency

The 26-year-old Thomas was drafted in the 5th round in 2011 by the Dallas Cowboys but was wavied before the start of the season. Thomas was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers and played in nine games his rookie season.

Thomas played in 29 games over the next two years with Carolina, including 10 starts. In that time he amassed 28 tackles, 1 interception and nine passes defensed.

The 5-11 Thomas was released by the Panthers in August 2014 and signed on with the Seahawks, playing in three games with Seattle. He was cut in October and signed with the Jets who cut Thomas in mid-December after he allegedly had his playbook stolen.

Thomas finished out the 2014 season with the Detroit Lions. The cornerback played his college ball at Buffalo.

The Vikings sign Thomas after learning that second-year cornerback Jabari Price will be suspended the first two games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The Vikings also expect to be without cornerback Josh Robinson who is dealing with a torn pectoral muscle.

Next: Audie Cole has chance to start

More from The Viking Age