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    Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    Thomas lasts just 12 minutes with Saints
    By Bob Heist
    Louisiana Gannett News

    METAIRIE — After signing a free-agent contract with the Saints, the legend of Walter Thomas had reached Bunyan-esque proportions.

    And on paper, that's about what the 6-4, 374-pound defensive tackle looked like entering the team's weekend rookie mini-camp.

    A recruit of LSU coach Les Miles while he was at Oklahoma State, Thomas burst onto the draft scene in early April. During a phenomal workout at Mississippi State's pro day, he reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 27 times and displayed a vertical leap of over 30 inches.

    Thomas was even pictured doing a front flip in a New York Times pre-draft story of little-known prospects.

    But the one thing Thomas — who failed out of Oklahoma State and lasted just two games into his career at Northwest Mississippi Community College — never had to display before the draft was his physical conditioning. That came during the first day of mini-camp on Saturday morning, and it didn't take Saints coach Sean Payton long to separate fact from fiction.

    "He had a brief career," Payton said with a chuckle on Sunday.

    Exactly 12 minutes into his first workout, Thomas surrendered to the heat and went to the trainer's room for treatment. That's when Payton made the call and cut him.

    "As a free agent signed after the draft, there's no way of measuring where he was conditioning-wise," Payton said. "It was a wait-and-see situation, and we saw it when we saw it."

    It was a long shot for Thomas to make the team, or even be among the 83 players the Saints take to training camp, but he was an interesting name to watch. Now it's back to reality as Thomas prepares to face a trial this summer in Senatobia, Miss., for conspiracy to commit robbery.

    "I believe he was the quickest cut that I've been associated with," Payton said. "But the reality is, this isn't easy and it isn't for everybody. I think he fits into that."

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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    12 minutes? Wow.

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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    I'd say we add his name to the list of those who really didn't want to play NFL Football?
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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    Holy Crap! I didn't know a 374 pound man could flip, on purpose.

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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    12 minutes? thats pathetic
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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    I'm pretty out of shape myself, but I think I could hang for more than 12 minutes. You'd think the dude would have jumped on a treadmill or excercise bike to prepare for camp...

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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    I think anyone could of made it 12 minutes.

    - just stand in the back of the line

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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    NOte to those who think that they know what they are talking about on the drafting side and thought this guy could be a steal in round 7.

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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    I will be the first one to admit that i was wrong. From what I heard I thought that he would be a great steal for us, instead he shows up fat (as usual) and out of shape. If he were to get his act together and actually get a little healthy, he might just have a shot at making a team.

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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    This Was on his myspace page before the draft.



    zoned out on that good weed

    Who I'd like to meet:
    < I am a TRE SIDE ***** whats up to the whole TRE SIDE yall know who you are I am about to make some **** happen NFL bond you b*tch a*s *****s any ***** that think different SUCK A FAT ****..
    I got my mind on my money in money on my mind
    Me in kenny.B some ugly b*tch in the back
    one day I will be chillin like a boss man

    He changed that right before the draft. (This wasn't censored, I just censored it now)

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    Re: Undrafted rookie Walter Thomas gets cut after 12 minutes in camp

    Canada here I come!

    The got the good S*** there, atleast thats what my boy Ricky told me.

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