As we reported roughly 30 minutes ago on Twitter (there’s a phrase I never would have envisioned typing five years ago), the Redskins have cut receiver Devin Thomas.
A second-round pick in the 2008 draft, Thomas will now be subject to waivers. If he clears waivers, he’ll become a free agent.
Thomas was the second receiver taken in the 2008 draft, which featured no first-round wideouts. The Rams selected Donnie Avery with the second pick in the second round (the first round had only 31 picks, due to the Spygate penalty), and the Redskins took Thomas in the next spot.
Still on the board was Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, who went 15 spots (and five receivers) later, at No. 49. Two picks after that, the Redskins took receiver Malcolm Kelly, who also has been a major disappointment.
In two-plus seasons, Thomas caught 40 passes for 445 yards and three touchdowns. He had 11 starts with the Redskins.