Jay Glazer, famous for unearthing the Patriots spygate tape, is reporting that the Miami Dolphins have informed Zach Thomas that he will be cut. You can see his article here.
While the news is stunning at first, it isn’t a complete surprise. He only played in five games last year due to a concussion, subsequent migraines and possibly post-concussion syndrome. He will be 35 years old by the time the season starts and he was also due a pretty large salary. It is safe to say that the new regime would rather spend that money amongst several younger players that will still be around by the time the Dolphins are playoff contenders.
Saying a player was cut never sounds good, to the player or the fan base. In this instance however, I think the Dolphins helped out Zach Thomas in some respect. Since he wasn’t traded, he can go to any team of his choosing, assuming they are interested. It’s likely that a Super Bowl contending team will offer him a significant (but not as large as he was due to make from us) salary for his services.
We should thank thank Zach Thomas for his countless contributions to the Dolphins franchise. He played with heart on the field and was the leader of many great defenses. He also made contributions off the field that won’t be forgotten. We wish him nothing but the best, and hopefully a chance for a Super Bowl ring next year, unless of course, he plays for the Patriots