Will the Patriots trade LB Thomas?

Ian Logue
February 09, 2010 at 03:53pm ET

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Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com released his mailbag on Tuesday, and one of the topics of discussions involved what the future may hold for Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas.

According to Reiss, he feels the team may try to trade him but also said that salary considerations may come into play in moving the disgruntled veteran linebacker.

"I'd say they try to trade him, but it could be tough because of salary considerations," writes Reiss. "Based on what teams saw on tape, and the way he's publicly lashed out at Bill Belichick, I'm not sure too many of them will be lining up to pay him $4.9 million in 2010."

Reiss did mention that should no trade develop, a division rival could end up with him.

"If there are no trade possibilities, I don't see how Thomas is back in New England," writes Reiss. "Once released, I agree that he heads right to the Jets."

One thing Reiss did mention was the prediction that fans "are going to see a few dynamic players added to the offense at running back and receiver", with those players coming from two high draft picks.

You can read his full mailbag here:  Mike Reiss Mailbag