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Boise State tailback Derrick Thomas no longer on the team

The school confirms that Thomas, along with CB Promise Amadi, have both been removed from the lineup

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Senior RB Derrick Thomas, 6-0, 225 lbs, is one of two players announced yesterday as longer on the Boise State football team.

Thomas was a three-star rated JC transfer from Butler Community College, El Dorado,Kansas, and had a lot of potential for continued success when he signed with the Broncos in December 2012.  Last season Thomas saw limited action as he struggled in five games, rushing 32 times for 95 yards and two catches for two yards. But this year he was in the running as the backup after an impressive performance during spring ball.

While no reason was given for Thomas’s dismissal he has had his problems since his arrival at Boise State. He was suspended for both the season opener and the bowl game last season. His departure is not likely to be catastrophic with a crowded depth chart behind starter Jay Ajayi that includes backups Jack Fields, Devan Demas and Charles Bertoli.

Cornerback Promise Amadi is the other player no longer on the Boise State team. The walk-on Hawaii transfer sat out last season and was a redshirt junior this year. As with Thomas, no reason was given for his departure as well.