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 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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