The Facts: With Roy Helu now in Oakland, the Redskins could use another back. They also have Chris Thompson and Silas Redd, but it would be surprising if they don't either draft someone or sign a veteran after the draft. The Redskins have expressed interest in Thomas, according to a source.
Diehards Line: According to ESPN.com's John Keim, the team will likely will see what happens in the draft first before deciding how to proceed with Thomas, who was released by the Saints last month. At this point, he's a name to watch. Thompson's durability is a key. But if healthy, he has the shiftiness to provide matchup issues. Alfred Morris isn't a legitimate option to be a three-down back. His hands are inconsistent as a pass-catcher, and given how much they'd like to emphasize the run game it's best to have a fresh back in this role. ... We'll be watching for more.