Well, here’s a transaction that makes so much sense it’s almost surprising that it actually happened.
The winless Panthers claimed former Redskins wide receiver Devin Thomas off waivers Monday, according to our own Mike Florio.
Carolina has the worst offense in the league and it’s not close. I’ve argued their passing game has a chance to be the worst in the NFL since the 2005 49ers. (Alex Smith’s rookie year. Also the year Cody Pickett started two NFL games. At quarterback.)
Mike Shanahan never warmed to Thomas, but there is some talent there and production. Lavar Arrington wrote an impassioned defense of Thomas and questioned how Mike Shanahan handled the young receiver.
We don’t know what happened in Washington, but we do know Thomas put an awesome performance on film against the Saints last year. The Panthers need talent and need hope at wide receiver. He’s now the most experienced healthy wideout they have.