The Redskins have agreed to terms with receiver Devin Thomas, their top choice in April’s draft (34th overall), on a four-year, $4.833 million contract that includes $2.373 million in guaranteed money.
Thomas will compete with fellow second-round receiver Malcolm Kelly and veteran James Thrash for playing time behind holdover starters Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle El.
The 6-foor-2, 218-pound Thomas and the 6-4, 219-pound Kelly offer the element of size that was absent from Washington’s receiving corps the past three seasons. The Redskins haven’t had three wideouts catch as many as 28 passes each since 2000.
“Devin has size and strength,” said Redskins executive vice president Vinny Cerrato. “Being in pads [after an offseason without them] will benefit him. I’m looking forward to watching him grow. Jim will take advantage of all these guys.”
With Thomas’ deal done, only second-rounder Fred Davis remains unaccounted for, but Cerrato is hopeful that the tight end could agree to terms later today. The players are due to report to Redskin Park tomorrow and begin practices on Sunday morning.
— David Elfin