Colts cut loose former UConn star Donald Thomas
Thomas had one of the most unusual journeys to the NFL. The New Haven native was playing pickup basketball with Danny Lansanah when Lansanah suggested he try out for the football team. He eventually earned a scholarship and a starting spot. His play was enough for the Miami Dolphins to take Thomas in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft.
However, Thomas' NFL career has been slowed by injury. He suffered a foot injury after earning a starting guard spot with the Miami Dolphins and in 2011 he joined the New England Patriots. His play was impressive enough that the Colts signed Thomas to four year $14 million contract in 2013. Thomas would only play two games for the Colts as he suffered a season-ending torn quad and also a biceps injury. He returned to the field for the 2014 season only to reinjure his quad on training camp.
The Colts, who took Thomas off the Physically Unable to Perform list a couple days ago, announced he was among the players cut as teams work to get down to 75-man rosters by tomorrow.