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Could A.Thomas be playing against Ravens in Week 1?

The Ravens' reunion might not be limited to Rex Ryan, Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard in the Sept. 13 season opener against the New York Jets.

Outside linebacker Adalius Thomas, who played for the Ravens from 2000 to 2006, is on the Jets' radar after New York lost pass rusher Calvin Pace (foot injury) for an indefinite amount of time.


"I would say it would be a possibility," Ryan said of signing Thomas. "I'm not going to rule that out."

There is a chance that Thomas could end up with the Jets but not play agianst the Ravens. New York could sign Thomas after Week 1 so they won't have to pay him for the entire year (veterans are guaranteed their salary for an entire season if they are on the season-opening roster).


Thomas, 33, was released by the New England Patriots this year after failing to live up to his big-money contract.

In 2007, he left the Ravens for a five-year $35 million contract with New England that included $20 million in guaranteed money. Thomas finished with 14 1/2 sacks in three seasons with the Patriots.

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