Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saints Nation: Hollis Thomas returns to Eagles?

According to, Hollis Thomas may be heading back to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he spent 10 years prior to joining the Saints. Thomas was a member of the Saints for the last 3 seasons, but only played in 8 games in the 2008 season due to a left triceps injury. Last season, he only had 7 tackles and zero sacks. But in the 2006 and 2007 seasons, he averaged 46.5 tackles and 3.25 sacks. If Thomas is back to his pre-injury self, this pick-up could improve the Eagle's defensive line significantly. The Saints released Thomas back in April, largely due to Sedrick Ellis' performance in the 2008 season, where he had 30 tackles and 4.0 sacks. Good luck big Hollis, but I do think we're better off with our current crop of younger (and relatively thinner) talent.