In a pretty shocking move, the Redskins released former second round pick WR Devin Thomas today to make room for a backup RB on the roster. The Redskins have reportedly been trying to trade Thomas since the start of the season, but have been unable to garner any interest.
For a team so lacking in weapons at the WR position, for Thomas to not even record a reception or get on the field as WR this year makes him look like a huge bust. The former Michigan State man had been touted as the top WR in the 2008 draft, obviously that wasn't the case.
By the way, that was the year the Eagles took DeSean Jackon 15 picks later.
The news comes at the same time that Adam Caplan is reporting that the Eagles will sign WR Chad Hall off their practice squad for Sunday Night's game against the 49ers. They'll have to release someone from their 53 man roster to do so. So after this week, I have to wonder whether the Eagles might want to take a look at Thomas to fill out the bottom of their depth chart instead of Hall. Even if he doesn't contribute as a WR for a while, Thomas can return kickoffs.
Thomas' release prompted Football Outsiders to ask whether the Redskins 2008 draft was one of the worst in history?