It’s believed that the Patriots will cut ties with LB Adalius Thomas at the onset of free agency. Thomas, 32, has fallen out of favor with the Patriots after signing a big money deal just three seasons ago.
Now Thomas wants to become a member of the Patriots arch-rivals — the New York Jets.
Jets LB Bart Scott said Thomas “made it public” during Super Bowl week that he wanted to join his former coach Rex Ryan.
“It’s funny,” Scott said. “I was hanging with Adalius Thomas for Super Bowl weekend. We’re buddies from back in the day. He made it public that he’s expressed in interest in joining Rex. I think some of his better years of his career have been a part of the Ravens’ defense and under Rex Ryan’s tutelage. It’ll be exciting.”
Thomas put up some of his best numbers while with Ryan’s defense in Baltimore. I suspect the Jets, who are limited in what they can do in free agency, would be interested in adding a pass rusher, one of their top needs.