Mike Reiss of ESPN reported on Monday that the Patriots have finally parted ways with linebacker Adalius Thomas, and have released the veteran linebacker.
A sixth-round pick out of Southern Miss in 2000, Thomas was signed by New England as a free agent following the 2006 season, but his relationship with head coach Bill Belichick seemed to deteriorate during the 2009 season after being late for an 8am meeting due to a snowstorm which lead to him being sent home along with several other teammates.
â€śThatâ€™s one thing about Mother Nature,” Thomas later told the media following the incident.Â ”You canâ€™t control that. You canâ€™t run people over getting to work. â€¦ I didnâ€™t try to be late. Thatâ€™s basically it. I donâ€™t know anything else to say. Cars sitting in the road, youâ€™re sitting there. What can you do? Itâ€™s not the Jetsons. I canâ€™t jump up into the sky. What the hell am I supposed to do?â€ť
Things were never the same after that with Thomas, and his lack of productivity didn’t help his situation.Â Now it appears as a resultÂ they’re moving on without him, and more importantly there’s a malcontentÂ that has been removed from the locker room.