One of the mainstays of the Miami Dolphins in no longer employed; according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com is reporting that the team has informed linebacker Zach Thomas that they will release him today (Thursday). Thomas went through a miserable 2007 season as he suffered a concussion on the field and injuried in a automobile accident that limited his time on the field.
After missing several games, the Dolphins placed him on the injured reserve list in December; Thomas has previously told FoxSports.com that he expected to be released, due to his salary. But at the same time, he also said that he is not ready to retire just yet. A 5th-round pick in 1996, Thomas had played his entire career in Miami and led the team to 5 playoff apperances in his first 6 seasons; he also led the Dolphins in tackles in each of his first 10 seasons. Rest assured that Thomas will garner some interest as a matter of record he simply had an injury-prone year – not enough reason in my opinion why he would or should retire.