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By PFW staff

The Redskins have cut WR Devin Thomas, according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter.

Head coach Mike Shanahan never found a use for Thomas, who had no catches on the season, though he was the team's top kickoff returner with a 28-yard average on 12 returns. A second-round pick in 2008, Thomas started 11 games and had 40 catches in two seasons under Jim Zorn.

The Washington Post reported that RB Keiland Williams will be signed to the 53-man roster and is expected to play on Sunday, filling in for the injured Clinton Portis. Williams was waived a week ago to make room on the roster for WR-PR Brandon Banks, but he was added to the Redskins' practice squad earlier this week.

The way we see it

Thomas was a one-year wonder in college at Michigan State, going from a part-time player to leading the Big Ten in receiving yards. He never continued that emergence at the pro level, a reason he was released by the Redskins. Another receiver picked by the Redskins in 2008, Malcolm Kelly, has also been a disappointment, having failed to record a catch yet in 2010.

 

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