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|Name: Hollis Thomas|
Biography: TRANSACTIONS: Signed as a free agent by St. Louis (7/29/09)â€¦re-signed by New Orleans (11/3/08)â€¦re-signed by New Orleans (2/27/07)â€¦acquired with fourth-round draft choice (108th overall) by New Orleans from Philadelphia in exchange for fourth-round draft choice (99th overall) (4/30/06)â€¦placed on reserve/injured list (10/28/03)â€¦placed on reserve/injured list (7/27/02)â€¦placed on reserve/injured list (12/31/01)â€¦re-signed by Philadelphia (9/19/00)â€¦placed on reserve/injured list (12/2/98)â€¦signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Philadelphia (8/26/96).
PRO: Joined the Rams in July 2009 after 13 NFL seasons, the last three (2006-08) with the New Orleans Saintsâ€¦began his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, spending 10 seasons (1996-2005) with the team after signing as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2006â€¦ has started 123 of 162 career games, totaling 668 tackles (407 solo) and 20.0 sacksâ€¦in his first two seasons with New Orleans (2006-07), recorded 6.5 sacks after not recording a sack for five seasons (2001-05).
2008 SEASON: Played in eight games with two starts for New Orleansâ€¦totaled 10 tacklesâ€¦suffered a triceps injury in August and was released by New Orleans (9/10)â€¦rejoined the Saints in November after recovering from injury (11/3).
2007 SEASON: Played in all 16 games with 14 starts for New Orleans...recorded 58 tackles (37 solo) and 3.0 sacksâ€¦registered five games with five or more tacklesâ€¦vs. Tennessee (9/24): Made his first start of the season, notching a season-high seven tacklesâ€¦at Seattle (10/14): Notched five stops and 1.0 sackâ€¦vs. St. Louis (11/11): Tallied 1.0 sack and two tackles.
2006 SEASON: Started all 12 games he played, recording 49 tackles (31 solo), 3.5 sacks and a fumble recoveryâ€¦3.5 sacks were the most for Thomas since he recorded four with Philadelphia in 2000, and the first sacks he had posted since that seasonâ€¦also started two postseason contests recording eight tackles in the playoffsâ€¦placed on reserve/suspended list for the final four games of the regular season by the NFLâ€¦vs. Green Bay (9/17): Tallied a season-high seven tackleâ€¦vs. Philadelphia (10/15): Equaled season-high seven tackles, including 1.0 sackâ€¦vs. Baltimore (10/29): Registered a fumble recovery, five tackles and 1.0 sack.
2005 SEASON: Appeared in 16 games starting 12â€¦ranked second among defensive linemen with 65 tacklesâ€¦at Dallas (10/9): Notched a season-high eight tackles (six solo).
2004 SEASON: Appeared in 13 games with two startsâ€¦recorded 33 tackles (14 solo) and a fumble recoveryâ€¦appeared in all three postseason contests for the Eaglesâ€¦totaled eight tackles (four solo) and 1.0 sack in the postseasonâ€¦at Washington (12/12): Started at defensive tackle, but suffered a dislocated elbow that caused him to be inactive for the final three games of the regular seasonâ€¦NFC Championship Game vs. Atlanta (1/23/05): Recorded four tackles, including 1.0 sack.
2003 SEASON: Played in seven games with two starts before being placed on the reserve/injured list (10/28) with a biceps injuryâ€¦recorded 30 tackles (19 solo)â€¦vs. New England (9/14): Started for the first time since 2001 and recorded eight tackles.
2002 SEASON: Missed the entire season with a right foot injuryâ€¦placed on reserve/injured list (8/27) after having surgery.
2001 SEASON: Started 14 games, missing the final two contests due to injuryâ€¦recorded 70 tackles (42 solo) with three forced fumbles and a fumble recoveryâ€¦at Arizona (11/4/01): Recovered a fumble by RB Michael Pittman in the red zone to stop a Cardinals' scoring chanceâ€¦vs. San Diego (12/9): Efforts helped limit RB LaDanian Tomlinson to 51 yards rushing and forced him to fumble in the fourth quarter.
2000 SEASON: Started all 16 regular season contests and both postseason contestsâ€¦finished with 81 tackles, the second-most of his careerâ€¦added 4.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recoveryâ€¦at New Orleans (9/24): Recorded seven tackles and 1.0 sackâ€¦two of his tackles forced fumblesâ€¦NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Tampa Bay (12/31): Recorded 1.0 sack in a 21-3 victory.
1999 SEASON: Started 16 games at defensive tackleâ€¦recorded 72 tackles (39 solo), 1.0 sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recoveryâ€¦at Carolina (11/7): Tallied a season-high nine tackles (five solo)â€¦vs. Washington (11/14): Registered five tackles (two solo) and a fumble recovery.
1998 SEASON: Started 12 games, posting 54 tackles (38 solo), 5.0 sacks and a fumble recoveryâ€¦5.0 sacks were a career highâ€¦placed on reserve/injured list (12/2) with a biceps injuryâ€¦vs. Washington (10/11): Notched a career-high 2.0 sacksâ€¦vs. Dallas (11/2): Registered five tackles and 1.0 sackâ€¦at Washington (11/15): Produced two tackles (one solo), 1.0 sack and a fumble recovery.
1997 SEASON: Started all 16 games and tied for the club lead with a career-high 82 tacklesâ€¦vs. Washington (10/5): Made four tackles (two solo), including 1.0 sackâ€¦vs. Pittsburgh (11/23): Had a season-high eight tackles (five solo)â€¦at Atlanta (12/14): Recorded five tackles and a fumble recovery.
1996 SEASON: Earned All-Rookie honors from Football News, playing in 16 games with five starts after joining the team as an undrafted free agentâ€¦recorded 64 tackles (45 solo) and 1.0 sackâ€¦vs. Carolina (10/27): Notched three tackles (two solo) and 1.0 sackâ€¦NFC Wild Card Playoff at San Francisco (12/29): Recorded five solo tackles.
Finished three-year career at Northern Illinois with 202 tackles, including 31 stops for lossesâ€¦voted one of NIU's captains as a senior, when he was selected to All-Big West Conference squadâ€¦child development major.
Won a pair of 4A state championships in football at Sumner (Mo.) High Schoolâ€¦played at Sumner despite attending and graduating from Academy of Math and Science in St. Louis because the school did not have a football teamâ€¦lettered in basketball at Academy of Math and Scienceâ€¦both of his parents are chefsâ€¦has a daughter, Hydeia.
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