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Mike Shanahan: Devin Thomas must commit to being a pro

On Saturday, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan made the decision to release third-year receiver Devin Thomas. On Sunday, following the Redskins' 16-13 overtime win, Shanahan explained his reasoning. "I sat down and talked to Devin many times and told him what he needed to do to be a pro football player," Shanahan said, "both on and off of the football field. And if he does do that, both...
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October 10, 2010  |  Discuss

A closer look at Devin Thomas's release from the Redskins

During Devin Thomas's rookie season, several Redskins veterans told me Thomas needed to grow up. They criticized his commitment to practice and study habits, saying he would have learned the playbook faster had he worked harder. And Thomas, 23, showed more maturity during his second season. People I trust in the organization told me he was doing the right things in practice and in...
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October 09, 2010  |  Discuss

Devin Thomas waits for final chance

Wide receiver Devin Thomas refused to take the bait. Waves of reporters repeatedly rephrased the question in an attempt to engage Thomas, but he said all the right things when asked about Coach Mike Shanahan's decision not to play him on offense in Friday night's 16-11 victory over the New York Jets. "I pretty much had a night off on offense," Thomas said after the game. "It kind...
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August 29, 2010  |  Discuss

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