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Former Redskin Devin Thomas Retires

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LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 6: Devin Thomas #11 of the Washington Redskins makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown in the first half against the New Orleans Saints at FedExField on December 6, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Saints defeated the Redskins in overtime 33-30. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Thursday, Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis said that as one of just two remaining players from the team's 10-player 2008 draft class, he wants to make former general manager Vinny Cerrato "look good."

So it is only fitting that the Redskins' top pick in the 2008 draft, wide receiver Devin Thomas, decided to retire after only four seasons in the NFL and did so on Twitter.

"God has blessed me w achieving a childhood dream," Thomas, 25, said on Twitter. "I want to give back to my hometown and coach/mentor kids so they can reach their own."

Washington's second-round pick (34th overall) in 2008, Thomas appeared in 34 games for the Redskins between 2008-10, starting 11 games, catching 40 balls and earning only three touchdowns. The Redskins cut Thomas loose four games into the 2010 season and after being claimed by the Carolina Panthers, they waived him after one.

Thomas then landed with the New York Giants, where he earned a Super Bowl championship last season despite only catching three passes during the regular season (though he did play a pivotal role on New York's special teams unit). He will retire as a member of the Chicago Bears, who signed him in March.

Thomas' "storied" 55-game career ends with 43 receptions (40 of which came with the Redskins between 2008-09), three touchdowns, a Super Bowl ring and a 2008 Madden Bowl championship.

Not sure if he made Cerrato good, but then again, who can?

In all seriousness, good luck to Thomas in his future endeavors. 


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