PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17: Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons runs against Moise Fokou #53 of the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The Moise Fokou era has finally come to an end.
At 6'0 and 192 lbs, Thomas brings some decent size to the Eagles secondary. It is interesting that the Eagles would bring in a cornerback, considering how deep they are at the position.
"This is a big corner that can run and he was with the [Indianapolis] Colts last year and he played some," said Eagles GM Howie Roseman. "He started some games for them and has played some cover two. We think he can go press and is instinctive. We scouted him at USC and he'll come compete with our other corners and add competition to that spot."
Here is some more information about Thomas:
Thomas (6-0, 192) appeared in nine games (five starts) with the Colts last season, registering 33 tackles and three passes defensed. He was originally a third-round draft choice of the Colts in 2010 but was placed on the Injured Reserve list on 8/28 with a knee injury. A native of Oxnard, CA, Thomas played collegiately at USC, where he appeared in 39 career games and totaled 89 tackles, three interceptions, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He earned second-team All-Pac 10 honors during his senior campaign.
Fokou, who has been with the Eagles for 3 years, will finish his career in Philadelphia with 85 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble.
Thomas is by no means a lock to make the team, and this move is likely just the Eagles getting a prospect they liked for players that were not going to make the team.
Still, if you are a young cornerback on the Eagles roster, this move has to at least get your attention.
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