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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Adalius Thomas, Ravens Pro Bowl LB/Do-it-all defensive specialist, is a free agent. The guy's a freak of nature, 6-2, 270lbs, fast. He played college ball at Southern Miss, so he knows about the Black and Gold. Is there any reason ...

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Old 02-21-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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Adalius Thomas - Back in Black and Gold

Adalius Thomas, Ravens Pro Bowl LB/Do-it-all defensive specialist, is a free agent. The guy's a freak of nature, 6-2, 270lbs, fast. He played college ball at Southern Miss, so he knows about the Black and Gold. Is there any reason he can't be a Saint in 07?
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:48 PM   #2
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Money. A team like the 49ers could easily outbid us plus he's play under Nolan and his scheme.
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:41 PM   #3
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I've been getting beat about the head for weeks about AT. Save yourself while there's still time
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:31 AM   #4
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he may go for the ring so do not count us out. money does not always win.
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:55 PM   #5
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he may go for the ring so do not count us out. money does not always win.
I agree on that. When you look back on your career, what would you rather have $8 Million instead ov $7 million but no Superbowl ring.
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:25 PM   #6
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Money always wins. Period.
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:26 PM   #7
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http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/BAL/10015279

BALTIMORE (Feb. 22, 2007) -- The Baltimore Ravens decided against designating Pro Bowl linebacker Adalius Thomas its franchise player, a move that will enable the seven-year veteran to become an unrestricted free agent.

The Ravens haven't given up on the possibility of retaining Thomas, who ranked third on the team with 106 tackles. But they were unwilling to pay him the average salary of the top five linebackers in the league.

"Our hope is that we can re-sign him," general manager Ozzie Newsome said. "Our plan is to compete at a championship level in 2007 and beyond."

Signing Thomas would have sent the Ravens near the ceiling of their salary cap, and Newsome was unwilling to restrict his spending -- and his ability to improve other positions -- to retain the 29-year-old linebacker.

The Ravens should receive plenty of competition in their bid to secure Thomas, who had a career-high 11 sacks in 2006.

"I would think A.D. would be at the top of most teams' lists," said Thomas' agent, Bus Cook. "A.D. would like to stay in Baltimore, but ... it's a business. That's the way it goes."

The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Thomas was drafted in the sixth round out of Southern Mississippi. He starred as a special-teams player early in his career, making the Pro Bowl in 2003, before becoming a regular on defense in 2004.

Thomas is one of 10 Ravens who can become unrestricted free agents March 2. The others are: DT Aubrayo Franklin; DE Jarret Johnson; LB Tim Johnson; RBs Ovie Mughelli, Musa Smith and Nick Luchey; OT Tony Pashos; DB Gerome Sapp; and WR Alex Bannister.

In other news, the Ravens disclosed the contract extension signed by head coach Brian Billick last month was for four years (through the 2010 season).

The team originally refused to reveal the duration of the contract, but decided to announce the length of the extension after published reports indicated the coach received one additional season.


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Old 02-22-2007, 06:30 PM   #8
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Oh man I would certainly die if we could sign him. This solidifies the rush and short pass defense we lacked. Remember Willie running all over us duiring the Steelers game. Not a probably with Thomas on the team. PLEASE GAWD OH PLEASE!!!!
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:46 PM   #9
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The guy is a 3-4 Linebacker not a 4-3!!!! get it straight ppl....
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