Tip Sheet: Tense times for jobless vets

Players such as LB Thomas still seeking work, but options appear to be severely limited

Originally Published: June 4, 2010
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In his 10 seasons in the NFL, Adalius Thomas appeared in two Pro Bowl games, was versatile enough to have played both inside and outside linebacker in the 3-4 front, registered five or more sacks in five of the past six campaigns, and pocketed $25 million to $30 million in salaries and bonuses.

But less than two months before training camps open, Thomas, 32 years old and relatively healthy, doesn't yet have a contract for the 2010 season. And although there is still a pretty ...

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