Devin Thomas was stunned last year when Redskins coach Mike Shanahan cut him midseason and then questioned his work ethic and commitment to football. It was an analysis that the former second-round pick didn’t seem to agree with.
But he still refuses to forget what Shanahan said.
“I take it for what it’s worth,” Thomas said. “That’s what he said, so I still hear his voice in the back of my head talking about the kind of work ethic I need for the offseason. So I worked hard. Time’s coming for me to have a chance to showcase my skills.”
The 24-year-old Thomas bounced around a bit after the Redskins dropped him, going first to the Carolina Panthers for one game and then to the Giants, where he ended up playing four. He didn’t catch a single pass in any of his stops last season, which was shocking to him since he caught 25 passes for 325 yards in 10 starts the year before.