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Time up for Thomas?

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  January 10, 2010 06:29 PM

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Adalius Thomas figures he will not be a Patriot next season. He hasn’t had any indication about his future aside from the Patriots aside from the events of his season.

“Based on that,” Thomas said. “I’ll let you figure that one out.”

Thomas arrived here three years ago as a marquee free agent, and his tenure will likely end after a season lacking production and high in turmoil. Thomas was clearly upset when Bill Belichick made him inactive in Week 6. The rift between player and coach grew wider late in the season, when Thomas was sent home after arriving late one morning and then defiantly refused to apologize the next.

So today may have been Thomas’s final game.

“It could be,” Thomas said. “I don’t know. It’s something I can't control. I wouldn't be surprised.”

Thomas was asked if he would like to return.

“I learned a long time ago not to make statements after something tragic,” Thomas said. “That’s something, it’s not whether I want to come back or not. I don’t think they’re going to come to me and ask me, ‘Do you want to come back?’ So I don’t even think it really matters.”

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