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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Adalius Thomas wants to move forward


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss has done a fine job this week sorting through all of the New England Patriots' personnel updates.

Reiss correctly predicted the Patriots would re-sign linebacker Tully Banta-Cain after they cut him, and has been on top of the trade deadline, the Eric Alexander cut-and-sign, Joey Galloway's release and Sunday's decision to bench outside linebacker Adalius Thomas for Sunday's 59-0 mauling of the Tennessee Titans.

For the first time since coach Bill Belichick deactivated him, Thomas spoke to reporters Wednesday.

Reiss observed "Thomas' answers were short and to the point. He appeared upset."

Thomas stated his desire to move forward and declined to reveal what the reason was for his benching.

"Ask Bill," Thomas said. "He has all the answers."