For a player filled with such a versatile skill set, it was shocking to see Jemea Thomas hit the waiver wire after being released by the New England Patriots.
I thought Thomas could be a surprise star for New England this year, writing:
Thomas, however, could end up taking snaps at multiple roles on special teams and defense.
Replacing multiple higher-priced veterans with a cheap rookie contract is good business, but only if Thomas can hold up where it counts—on the field.
With Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Devin McCourty, Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon and Alfonzo Dennard looking like locks for playing time, Thomas will have to carve out a couple of roles to remain on the active roster.
His early stint on the sideline during training camp due to an undisclosed injury unfortunately put him too far behind to break into the secondary rotation. You can't play multiple roles from the training room.
Instead, he'll try to make the 53-man roster for his new team, the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas picked him up off waivers on Wednesday according to Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk, thus ending any speculation Thomas could end up on the practice squad.