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Cowboys’ Thomas, Texans’ Keo among fifth-round picks cut

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In April, the Dallas Cowboys liked cornerback Josh Thomas enough that they chose him in the fifth round of the NFL draft, No. 143 overall. The Houston Texans liked safety Shiloh Keo enough that they chose him in the fifth round of the NFL draft, No. 144 overall. On Saturday, neither player made the 53-man roster.

Thomas and Keo were among a group of fifth-round picks who didn’t make their teams, a group that also included Tampa Bay’s Ahmad Black (No. 151 overall), Seattle’s Mark LeGree (No. 156 overall) and New England’s Lee Smith (No. 159 overall).

Thomas, who has been hobbled by a hamstring injury, is expected to be signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers. Keo has been described as a favorite of Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, and he also may make the Texans’ practice squad if he clears waivers.

So it’s still possible that those fifth-round picks will spend the season with the team that drafted them. But failing to make the team after going in the fifth round of the draft makes them disappointing picks.

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7 Responses to “Cowboys’ Thomas, Texans’ Keo among fifth-round picks cut”
  1. touchdownroddywhite says: Sep 4, 2011 10:27 AM

    My guess is that he doesn’t clear waivers and that he’s picked up by an nfc team.

  2. sterilizecromartie says: Sep 4, 2011 10:28 AM

    Texans have a good team. I’m sure they are in the “win now” mode. And if there is someone other than Keo that can help them win now, that person should make the team.

    Anything in the 5th round and after is a crapshoot anyway. I’m thinking Clarrett (3rd round pick for Denver) has to be one of the highest rookies picked to not make a team. Am I right?

  3. mrbigass says: Sep 4, 2011 10:41 AM

    Keo stunk it up in preseason and whiffed on too many tackles.

  4. greymares says: Sep 4, 2011 12:40 PM

    at least they had the balls to cut they’re mistakes

  5. citnetter says: Sep 4, 2011 1:25 PM

    Keo had his chances. He played some early on with 2′s and they also had him returning kicks. He never did anything on ST and glaringly missed numerous tackles at S. He isn’t ready and shouldn’t take a roster spot.

  6. lilrob10201 says: Sep 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    @greymares Their whole team is a mistake.

  7. itsonlymrsd says: Sep 4, 2011 1:53 PM

    Josh Thomas is already gone to Carolina..

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