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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08/27/13 - S Phillip Thomas (foot) was placed on reserve/injured by the Redskins Monday.
08/13/13 - S Phillip Thomas will likely not play a down this season after suffering a foot injury in the preseason opener.
Thomas, a fourth-round pick in the draft out of Fresno State, faces season-ending surgery to repair a torn Lisfranc ligament in his left foot, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday. Thomas was hurt in the Redskins' 22-21 exhibition victory over the Tennessee Titans last Thursday.
The expected recovery time is four to five months.
08/11/13 - S Phillip Thomas sprained his left foot in the 22-21 preseason-opening victory on Aug. 8 at Tennessee and is sidelined indefinitely.
05/17/13 - S Phillip Thomas, a fourth-round pick out of Fresno State, signed with the Washington Redskins. Terms were not disclosed.
Last season Thomas became the first player in Fresno State history to be named as a unanimous All-American first-team selection after leading the nation with eight interceptions. He finished his career with 13 picks while starting 24 of 39 games he appeared in.
04/28/13 - 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
04/24/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: FS: Phillip Thomas, Fresno State, 6-1, 208, 4.57...The NFL loves playmakers and so do I. Thomas led the country with eight interceptions in 2012, demonstrating instincts, range and terrific ball-skills. While it took Thomas "breakout" senior campaign to earn him attention as a Thorpe Award finalist and All-American, scouts have been buzzing about this Bulldog for years. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/29/13 - 2013 Fresno State Pro Day: Phillip Thomas, SS (6-0 5/8, 209) - Thomas ran the 40 in 4.59 seconds on each attempt. He did the short shuttle in 4.15 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.78 seconds. Thomas stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Thomas was put through a strenuous workout by a scout from the New England Patriots in the positional drills and looked great. Thomas has visits scheduled with seven teams starting April 1. He will probably be selected in the first half of the second round of the draft. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/24/13 - 2013 Fresno State Pro Day: Representatives of 19 NFL teams traveled to Fresno State on Wednesday in large part to see if All-America free safety Phillip Thomas and record-breaking running back Robbie Rouse could improve upon their combine performances. Each was able to do so. Thomas, a Thorpe Award finalist who led the country with eight interceptions in 2012, shaved more than a tenth-of-a-second off of his combine time in the 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.53-seconds, according to multiple sources. Thomas had been timed at 4.65-seconds in the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis. Thomas also showed great fluidity and ball skills during positional drills orchestrated by a member of the New England Patriots. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/23/13 - 2013 Senior Bowl, Wednesday: The North defensive backs have continued to impress. Washington's Desmond Trufant has estaliblished himself as the top cornerback in Mobile, enjoying another strong practice. Two safeties gaining positive traction, albeit for different reasons, are Fresno State's Phillip Thomas, whose fluidity and instincts in coverage have made him a defender the North quarterbacks have generally avoided. Florida International's Jonathan Cyprien is a very physical, aggressive defender. There are, however, some concerns about his straight-line speed. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/24/12 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: S Phillip Thomas, a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award that went to Mississippi State's Johnthan Bank, tallied eight interceptions, which tops the nation. That number is also the most achieved by a Fresno State player in 27 years.
He returned three interceptions for touchdowns, had nine total takeaways, forced four fumbles and led Fresno State with 82 tackles, including 12 for loss. He will face a quarterback in SMU's Garrett Gilbert who has thrown for almost more interceptions (13) than touchdowns (14). Thomas is the 10th player from Fresno State to be selected as a defensive player of the year, the most recent Chris Carter in 2010. - SMU football