Friday, May 18, 2007

Walter Thomas goes bust in 12 minutes

Walter Thomas (6-5, 375) received more than his share of attention leading up to the 2007 NFL Draft thanks to his size, strength, and natural physical ability. Yet, despite his awesome upside potential Thomas went undrafted, signing as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints. In hindsight, perhaps Thomas should have signed with a northern team, as opposed to one that practices in the humid, Louisiana heat. According to the Saints' official Web site, "the massive lineman lasted less than 15 minutes into the [team's] first practice before leaving the field and not being able to continue in the warm conditions."

"He had a brief career," said Saints head coach Sean Payton. "It was a situation where from a conditioning standpoint he had a long way to go. I think it was 12 or 13 minutes into practice and he was struggling."

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