Originally Posted by J-Man
One quick note on the Sloan signing...this might be the writing on the wall for JJ Moses...Thomas got a pretty good contract for his draft position...so that's 5 WRs already. That is definetly squeezing JJ out...particularly since there so many guys in camp that have return skills.
Sloan got about 40K for a signing bonus and that's all the Texans would have to eat if he didn't make the roster. Most of the 7th round picks get that type of bonus and most of the 7th round picks don't make rosters. Thomas is not a lock for this roster by any means just because of his contract.
There are a lot of guys in camp to compete for the return job. But Thomas isn't one of those guys. His competition isn't among WRs as much as special teams coverage specialists like Jason Bell, Darrick Vaughn, & Jason Simmons. That's how Sloan has to make this roster, but he is athletic enough to do that.