Adalius Thomas apparently wants to play for Rex Ryan and the Jets. Bart Scott would love it to happen.
But Scott openly talking about it on the radio is one way to make sure it doesn’t happen anytime soon. Comcast Sports Net New England’s Tom Curran has the goods:
“I was hanging with Adalius Thomas for Super Bowl weekend,” Scott said on ESPN Radio. “He made
it public that he’s expressed interest in joining [Ryan]. I think some
of his better years of his career have been a part of the Ravens defense
and under Rex Ryan’s tutelage. It’ll be exciting.”
A less thrilling option seems very possible. Thomas could rot on the Patriots roster all offseason while New England exhausts every chance to trade him.
It would be a shock if Thomas returned to the Patriots. But the lack of a salary cap means there is very little preventing New England from keeping him on the roster.
In a best-case scenario, the Patriots find a seventh-round pick for him. That’s unlikely. In a worst-case scenario, they screw with the Jets and Thomas as long as possible.