Buffalo hosts the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football that evening.
Thomas was one of the leading running backs of his generation, earning five consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 1989-93 and winning MVP in 1991.
During his career with the Bills, Thomas was central to one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history. He led the team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, but Buffalo ultimately fell short each time.
Thomas was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.