Pats Make Smart Move With Grabbing Thomas

Kudos to the Pats, who late Friday made the biggest free agent signing to date with getting prized Ravens LB Adalius Thomas to sign for what is believed to be six years about $10 mil a year according to reports. Thomas right away upgrades the Pats defense, which has been getting older and losing ground with other teams in the AFC, despite being in the AFC Title game this past season. The 29-year-old Thomas last season had 83 tackles, 11 sacks and 1 interception. He has 28.5 sacks over the last three seasons, and will be a great fit for the Pats 3-4 defense.

Thomas is also a player that is use to playing all sorts of positions. He played nearly every defensive position, including cornerback, at various times in his seven years in Baltimore. While he won’t do that in New England, he will be counted on to rush the QB and make plays, just like he did during his All-Pro season of 2006 with Baltimore. Thomas was a much sought after player, and many thought that the 49’ers were going to make him a huge offer once free agency started, but instead they decided to make CB Nate Clements the highest paid defensive player in the league.


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