According to NFL Network’s Adam Schefter:
The Patriots offered a contract to former Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas on Monday, reports NFL Network’s Adam Schefter.
Thomas and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, visited New England on Monday and will continue negotiations with the team. Thomas is scheduled to visit with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday.
The Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets are also interested in bringing Thomas in for a visit.
Thomas, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker and one of the most popular and productive players ever to wear a Dolphins uniform, was cut Thursday, the biggest move yet in Miami’s massive rebuilding project.
My guess is that the contract is relatively small, and my other thought is that Zach Thomas will sign. Of the teams interested, the Patriots clearly have the best shot at a championship, and generally, all the veterans are treated very well by the organization.