Retired Ravens linebacker Adalius Thomas to attend NFL broadcasting boot camp

After a rookie season in which he played in only three games, Thomas burst onto the scene in 2001, recording 30 total tackles and forcing three fumbles. Thomas earned Pro Bowl honors in 2003 and 2006, the latter season being his best in Baltimore as he notched 64 total tackles, 11 sacks and an interception (he's shown above returning a fumble 57 yards for a TD against the Steelers). Thomas cashed in on his big season, signing a 5-year, $35 million contract with New England in 2007. While his first season was successful, injuries and ineffectiveness caused the Patriots to release him in 2010.

Retired former Ravens linebacker Adalius Thomas is participating in the NFL's ninth annual broadcasting boot camp.

The four-day workshop starts Monday at NFL Films in Mount Laurel, N.J.


Thomas is among 24 current and former players, including New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie and retired Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor, attending the boot camp.

Thomas, 37, was a two-time Pro Bowl selection who was drafted by the Ravens in 2000 in the sixth round out of Southern Miss. He finished his career with the New England Patriots.


The four-day program includes instructors from CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, SiriusXM and Westwood One Radio.

It includes instruction on tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation. Each player will tape segments as a game analyst and as a field reporter and serve as a live guest host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

"You can turn on your television at home and see how beneficial Boot Camp: Broadcasting has been for the players who have participated in the past," NFL vice president of engagement Charles Way said. "Broadcasting is a competitive field to break into, and we're thrilled that this program has assisted so many players with achieving their career goals."

The other players attending the event are: Mike Adams, Eric Bakhtiari, Aaron Beasley, Ronnie Brown, Greg Camarillo, Willie Colon, Leger Douzable, Braylon Edwards. Jimmy Farris, Jabari Greer, Mario Haggan, Ben Hartsock, Tyoka Jackson, John Kuhn, Brian Robiskie, Max Starks, Ben Tate, James Williams, Tank Williams, Cameron Worrell and George Wrightster.

Among the broadcasters and executives lending their expertise to the program: Kenny Albert, Brian Baldinger, James Brown, Greg Cosell, Fred Gaudelli, Ron Jaworski, Seth Markman, Curt Menefee and Solomon Wilcots.