KENNEWICK, Wash. - Former star receiver JR Thomas was set to rejoin the team in time for Saturday's home game with Stockton. However, when the team submitted his contract on Thursday, the league rejected the move. Thomas says he was denied a contract because has a pending medical claim against the league. He is trying to use workers comp to get the AF2 to pay for medical bills stemming from a football injury in 2007. The league could not be reached for comment on Thursday. Fever Coach Pat O'Hara declined to elaborate, saying only that Thomas won't be playing on the team this year. Tri-Cities is 1-11 on the season. Stockton is 4-8.