Thomas tore his left ACL and MCL on Dec. 5 last year and was limited to six games last season as he was also hampered by a hamstring issue earlier in the season. However, he remains a vital part of the Commanders’ offense, especially in the red zone.
He finished 18 receptions for 196 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Since signing with Washington in the 2020 offseason, Thomas has caught a combined 90 passes in 22 games for 866 yards and nine touchdowns. He caught 35 in his first three seasons at the position after switching from quarterback.
The Commanders also made three other moves Monday involving the tight end position, claiming Kendall Blanton off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams, signing Jake Hausmann and placing Eli Wolf on injured reserve.
Defensive end Bunmi Rotimi also was placed on injured reserve Monday.
ESPN’s John Keim contributed to this report.