Devin Thomas Discusses Redskins Release

| by Off The Record

We mentioned earlier that the Washington Redskins have released former second-round pick Devin Thomas. The second WR taken in the 2008 draft, Thomas just never got it going in DC.

You know, it is what it is,” Thomas told Jason Reid of the Washington Post. “Obviously, this staff didn’t want to utilize me. For whatever reason, and I still don’t know what it is, they just didn’t look at me as the type of receiver they wanted here. I mean, it was obvious that they didn’t feel I could help them and they didn’t want me.

“I was prepared for this for a long time. When I wasn’t playing and no matter how hard I worked, you know, you could see it didn’t matter, I just said my prayers and started to prepare myself mentally. So I can’t really say it was a surprise, because you could see something was coming with me never playing.”

Thomas did say that he loved the fans in Washington.

“I felt a lot of loyalty to the fans,” he said. “Redskins fans always showed me a lot of love, you know, and I really wanted it to work out. I wanted to be here for a long time and help the Redskins win a lot games. There were a lot of things I wanted to accomplish.

“I thought I’d be able to help this team win, because I know I have the ability to help a team win. I know I can do that. I’m in the right frame of mind. Wherever I go, I’m gonna get in there, work hard and prove what I can do. I have no doubts in my ability. They didn’t feel I could help them, so now I’ll help someone else.”

Someone will surely pick him up. There are a lot of wide-receiver-needy teams that will most certainly kick his tires. Who knows, maybe someone will just bring him in to return kicks.