Breer: Week 3 predictions
Albert Breer examines the bizarre situation of Wes
Welker in New England and provides picks for all 16 Week 3 games. More ...
A first-round draft pick in 2002, Thomas has played in 146 games for the Jets, totaling 439 tackles and 31 sacks. He played in 11 postseason games with the Jets, the second-highest total in franchise history. Thomas missed the loss to the Steelers with a hamstring injury. He was doubtful to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Because of his status as a fully vested veteran who was on the Week 1 roster, Thomas' $920,000 base salary is guaranteed. He's now a free agent who can sign with any team. It's widely been speculated the Jets could bring back Thomas as early as Monday.
Of course, Bill Belichick obviously is sitting in his office right now, staring at the ceiling as he strokes his chin.