Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 4/119 -- Phillip Thomas, SS, 6-0, 210, Fresno State...After taking the Football Bowl Subdivision leader in interceptions in 2011 with its second-round pick, Washington again looked for a ball-hawk in the secondary by bringing in the player who led in that category last season. Thomas had eight interceptions, 84 tackles and four forced fumbles as a senior. - The Sports Xchange
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03/06/17 - S Phillip Thomas was among five players released by Buffalo. Thomas was on injured reserve for all of 2016.
06/17/16 - S Phillip Thomas was designated as waived/injured by the Buffalo Bills.
01/07/16 - S Phillip Thomas, who ended the season on the Bills' practice squad, was signed to a future contract for 2016 by the Bills Monday (Jan. 4).
12/31/15 - S Phillip Thomas, who was waived by the Dolphins Aug. 31, was signed by the Bills to their practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 30).
09/02/15 - S Phillip Thomas was waived by the Dolphins Monday (Aug. 31).
08/12/15 - S Phillip Thomas was signed by the Dolphins Tuesday (Aug. 11). The 6-0, 223-pound Thomas joins Miami after spending the previous two seasons (2013-14) with the Washington Redskins before being waived on Aug. 5. He initially began the 2014 season on the Redskins practice squad prior to being elevated to the active roster on November 1, 2014. He spent the 2013 season on injured reserve. In his career, he has appeared in eight games with four starts and recorded 26 tackles (18 solo) and one fumble recovery. Thomas was originally selected in the fourth round (119th overall) by Washington in the 2013 NFL draft.
08/05/15 - S Phillip Thomas was waived by the Redskins Wednesday (Aug. 5).
11/10/14 - S Phillip Thomas led the nation in interceptions for Fresno State in 2012. Chosen in the fourth round of the 2013 draft by Washington, Thomas' rookie year ended with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot in the preseason opener. Thomas re-injured the foot this summer and also strained a hamstring. Rather than going on injured reserve for a second straight season, Thomas was cut and then signed to the practice squad.
Before the Week 9 game at Minnesota, Thomas was added to the active roster and he made his long-awaited debut with five plays on special teams against the Vikings.
"It's a start," said Thomas, who returned to the practice field in late September. "It took a lot of time, but I'm finally healthy and I'm ready to get it rolling. I'm going to start getting snaps on defense eventually and work my way up and teams is the way to do it.
11/02/14 - S Phillip Thomas was signed by the Redskins from their practice squad Saturday (Nov. 1). Thomas (6-0, 223) was originally selected by the Redskins in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent the 2013 season on the team's reserve/injured list.
08/26/14 - S Phillip Thomas won't play at Tampa because of pain his left foot. He will be examined by specialist Robert Anderson in Charlotte.