Tag:Devin Thomas
Posted on: October 9, 2010 12:05 pm

Redskins part ways with Devin Thomas

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

As ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter first reported, the Redskins today cut WR Devin Thomas, a player who had shown promise but couldn’t consistently give standout performances.

Thomas Thomas was the team’s second-round pick in 2008, and last season, he started 10 of the 14 games he played. But he only made 25 catches while scoring three touchdowns, and once new coach Mike Shanahan got to town, he quickly buried Thomas on the depth chart.

He had been the team’s kick returner this year, averaging 28.0 yards per attempt (fifth-best in the NFL with those returning at least 10 kicks), but according to the Washington Post, Thomas had lined up at WR just once in four games.
He simply couldn’t find his spot on Shanahan’s roster.

According to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in Washington, Thomas participated fully in the team's walkthrough today, but after practice, he was informed he no longer had a job.

"Wherever I go,” Thomas told Paulsen, “I'm about to tear it up."

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Posted on: September 5, 2010 10:41 pm
Edited on: September 5, 2010 10:55 pm

Washington, Oakland provide chance for Housh

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It sounds like former Seattle WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, cut by the Seahawks on Saturday, is down to two options on where he might play this season.

According to the Seattle Times, those two squads are the Redskins and the Raiders.

Washington wouldn’t be a bad spot for Houshmandzadeh. Santana Moss is the No. 1 receiver, but the other starter, Joey Galloway, will turn 39 this season. He had a rough preseason and might be ready to abdicate his starting spot to Devin Thomas or Anthony Armstrong.

Plus, Malcolm Kelly was placed on IR. It’d be a good bet that if the Redskins would sign Houshmandzadeh, he’d immediately take the place of Galloway.

Oakland might make even more sense – from the Raiders perspective, at least.

For now, Louis Murphy is QB Jason Campbell’s top target, while Darrius Heyward-Bey continues to struggle in his pro career and Chaz Schilens is injured. Houshmandzadeh would be a huge upgrade for Oakland.

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