Hollis Thomas plans to play for the UFL

When the Omaha Nighthawks selected veteran defensive tackle Hollis Thomas with the first pick in the 11th round of the 2010 UFL draft, we thought it was a wasted selection.

But with Thomas facing an eight-game suspension from the NFL, it ended up being a stroke of genius.

A UFL source tells us that Thomas plans to play for Omaha.  And the move makes sense.  His eight-game suspension will run regardless of whether he’s on an NFL team.  So by the time the UFL season ends, Thomas will be able to jump back into the NFL, if he can find an interested team.