Posts Tagged ‘Adalius Thomas’

Adalius Thomas Released by Patriots

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The Patriots have released much-maligned outside linebacker Adalius Thomas, according to Adam Schefter. The 32 year-old, who was a constant locker room distraction in 2009, totaled just 14.5 sacks during his three years in Foxboro. The 2009 NFL season was the worst in his career, being credited with just 34 tackles.

Who is in line to replace Thomas? The Patriots just drafted Florida OLB Jermaine Cunningham and signed Montana DE/OLB Dane Fletcher. Both rookies were very disruptive on Saturdays, which will hopefully translate to Sundays as well. Pierre Woods and Rob Ninkovich are the veterans most likely to see more time.

AD = All Done

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Update: Adalius Thomas has officially been declared inactive for tomorrow’s game against the Panthers. Please subtract one tackle from your projection for tomorrow.

When Adalius Thomas spent his post-LateGate press conference passively bad-mouthing Coach Belichick and the Patriots organization, he may as well have been writing his own Boston obituary. Thomas’ poor handling of his role on the defense and in the locker room has cost this Patriots team and AD’s career profoundly.

Thomas has salaries that would be $4.9 million in 2010 and $5.9 million in 2011 respectively. Provided that their still is a Salary Cap, releasing or trading Thomas would save the Patriots about $5 million in 2010 and $6 million in 2011, while still counting $4.5 million against the cap both years due to signing bonus amortization.

At this point in his career, Adalius would be hard-pressed to find suitors willing to pay him in the $4-5 million dollar range. Thomas will be 33 years old at the start of the 2010 season, coming off of arguably his worst season in the NFL. Thomas has only totaled 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, and a large amount of criticism for playing soft.

According to Michael Holley and former Patriot LB Tedy Bruschi, AD has played his last down for the Patriots. Thomas could be deactivated each game or just made to sit on the bench. It is nearly impossible to outright release Adalius Thomas this year due to his contract structure and salary cap implications.

Let’s move on, and hope we get some good OLB’s in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Thomas to IR, Seau Signed

Friday, December 5th, 2008

According to Reiss’ Pieces, the Patriots have some good news and some bad news for their fans.

Adalius Thomas, who was sidelined with a broken forearm the last few weeks, has been placed on IR and will miss the rest of the season.

Junior Seau, who played for the Patriots for the last two seasons, came out of “graduation” to fill Thomas’ roster spot.

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Adalius Thomas Injury Update

Monday, November 10th, 2008

According to team sources, confirmed by FOX 25 in Boston, Adalius Thomas has a broken arm that will require surgery. This injury will end the 2008 season for the Patriots outside linebacker, as he will be placed on IR.

Pierre Woods, who filled in for Thomas after the second quarter, should see extended action in the coming weeks. Woods has shown promise at times during his career, but has a tendency to miss tackles.

Vincent Redd, an UDFA from Liberty, seems to be the logical choice to get called up from the practice squad. Roosevelt Colvin and Junior Seau could also be on the short list to get calls from the Patriots this week.

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