The Jets announced today that they have re-signed Thomas, a veteran linebacker who is the team’s longest-tenured player, having been with the Jets since they chose him in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft. We noted at the time of his release that it was likely Thomas would be back with the team, so this is no surprise. As a vested veteran who was on the roster in Week One, Thomas’s full salary was guaranteed for this season regardless of whether he played or not.
Donnie Fletcher, the cornerback who was called up from the practice squad with the roster spot vacated by Thomas, was waived today. It’s likely that he’ll be re-signed to the practice squad once he clears waivers.