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Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas - #58 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 265 lbs.
Birthday 06/07/1979
Birthplace Birmingham, AL
College UAB
Years played 12
Drafted 2002, 1st round, 22nd pick by Jets

Jets bring back OLB Thomas

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
The Jets brought back OLB Bryan Thomas on Monday, two days after releasing the former first-round pick.

Jets release former first-round LB Thomas

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
The Jets have released former first-round LB Bryan Thomas and signed CB Donnie Fletcher from the practice squad.

Jets' Revis, Keller, Thomas ruled out for Sunday

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Jets will be without CB Darrelle Revis, TE Dustin Keller and OLB Bryan Thomas for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

Jets quiet at start of free agency

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
For once, the Jets are the quiet ones, having made their noise before the free-agency frenzy, but it's too soon to tell if that's a good thing.

Jets re-sign OLB Thomas

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Jets agreed in principle on a new contract with OLB Bryan Thomas, keeping him as the longest-tenured player on the roster.

Jets have decisions to make on Thomas, Leonhard

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
Two of the Jets' leaders on defense are on injured reserve, and both are up for new contracts — OLB Bryan Thomas and S Jim Leonhard.

Jets struggling to stop outside run plays

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
The Jets' run defense has been stout up the middle, but it is struggling to stop plays to the outside.

Jets' Thomas placed on I.R.

Posted Oct. 08, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Jets have placed OLB Bryan Thomas on injured reserve and signed linebacker Eddie Jones from the practice squad.

Jets to use rotation to replace OLB Thomas

Posted Oct. 08, 2011 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Jets will have to rotate with some young players, starting with Jamaal Westerman, to replace injured OLB Bryan Thomas.

Jets OLB Thomas out for season with torn Achilles

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
The Jets announced Monday that OLB Bryan Thomas will miss the rest of the 2011 season with a torn Achilles. Thomas suffered the injury in Sunday night's loss to the Ravens.

Rotation key to good health for Jets' outside ’backers

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Jets' outside linebacker rotation has allowed all three players to stay fresh and avoid an overwhelming physical toll.


Posted Jan. 08, 2013
The NFL says it is monitoring a case involving Thomas, who was arrested in October after being accused of assaulting his wife and possessing marijuana paraphernalia and painkillers.||||||| The Daily Record of Morristown, N.J., reports Tuesday that Thomas is applying for admission into a probation program that requires no admission of guilt. The newspaper reports that Thomas, scheduled to become a free agent in March, was arrested Oct. 31, according to Morristown Superior Court records. In a statement, the Jets say they are "aware of the report," and declined comment "until the legal process has run its course."
Posted Sept. 22, 2012
The New York Jets have released Thomas, their longest-tenured player, to make room on their roster for cornerback Donnie Fletcher, who was signed off the practice squad.||||||| Thomas was the team's first-round draft pick in 2002 and has been a key part of the Jets' defense. He missed most of last season with a torn left Achilles tendon, but was re-signed to a one-year contract in March. Thomas has been dealing with a hamstring injury the last two weeks, and was listed as doubtful for the Jets' game at Miami on Sunday. He was replaced in the starting defense by Garrett McIntyre.
Posted March 13, 2012
The Jets have re-signed Thomas, who missed most of last season with a torn left Achilles tendon, to a one-year contract.||||||| Thomas, 32, will enter his 11th season with the Jets as their longest-tenured player after being the team's first-round pick out of Alabama-Birmingham in 2002. He led Rex Ryan's defense with six sacks in 2010, but was placed on injured reserve last October after getting hurt at Baltimore in Week 4. Thomas, a solid but never flashy player during his career, became a free agent Tuesday and it was uncertain if the Jets would re-sign him.
Posted Oct. 03, 2011
The New York Jets have placed linebacker Bryan Thomas on season-ending injured reserve and signed linebacker Eddie Jones from the practice squad.||||||| The move Saturday to place Thomas on IR was expected after he tore his left Achilles tendon in the Jets' 34-17 loss at Baltimore last Sunday. Thomas was in his 10th season with the Jets and their longest-tenured player, but is due to become a free agent after this season. He led Rex Ryan's squad with six sacks last season.
Posted Dec. 01, 2006
The New York Jets signed defensive end-linebacker Bryan Thomas to a contract extension Friday.||||||| Thomas, the Jets' first-round pick out of UAB in 2002, is on pace for his best season. He has a career-high five sacks, including two last Sunday against Houston, and is sixth on the team with 58 tackles. Thomas is splitting time at defensive end and linebacker after primarily playing on the line his first few seasons. Thomas, who has 11 1-2 NFL sacks, was the 22nd overall pick after breaking the Conference USA record with 35 sacks.