Deep down, Thomas of course knew it wasn?t permanent and he knew he would be back. His locker was never emptied and the nameplate still read ?Thomas? on Monday afternoon, showing that the intent of the Jets all along was to bring the veteran back onto the 53-man roster. On Monday, Thomas told the media he was ?Pissed? when the Jets originally cut him, even as he understand that it was a move based on the need to temporarily open a roster spot and not an indictment on him.
But truth be told, Thomas never envisioned signing for any other team while he was a free agent for about 48 hours.