Should Atlanta Falcons sign former Colts guard Donald Thomas?


The Indianapolis Colts have released veteran guard Donald Thomas after playing just two regular season games in as many years. Should the Atlanta Falcons make a move?

The 29-year-old was recently reactivated from the Physically Unable to Perform list by the Colts, so his release comes as a shock. Thomas immediately becomes a free agent, per Mike Florio of

Signing Thomas would bring plenty of risk from a health viewpoint. He tore a quadriceps muscle at the start of the 2013 season, and re-tore it during training camp last season. Maybe his release shows the Colts know something we don’t.

Indianapolis signed Thomas to a four-year, $14 million contract back in 2013, so maybe the cost of keeping around isn’t justified with his health concerns. If Atlanta were to offer him a contract, it would be considerably less expensive after his recent injuries.

In 2012, Thomas was ranked 21st among 81 guards by Pro Football Focus with a plus-9.9 grade. He received a plus-0.3 grade in pass blocking and a plus-7.6 grade in run blocking. If he could stay healthy and play at the same level, his run blocking would be welcomed to Atlanta.

What do you think, Falcons fans? Is he worth a gamble, or should he be avoided at all costs?

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