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New England Patriots Links 3/16/10 - Adalius Thomas Claims He Didn't Know Workouts Began Monday

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<em>ATTENTION ADALIUS THOMAS!  GET YOUR ASS IN HERE AND WORK OUT!</em>
ATTENTION ADALIUS THOMAS! GET YOUR ASS IN HERE AND WORK OUT!

Karen Guregian received an email from Adalius Thomas, disavowing any talk about him wanting to be a Jet.

"I’ve heard of all the chatter up there about me," Thomas wrote. "It was about something Bart Scott said on TV, (and) that’s not what was said . . . I have never told anyone that I wanted to leave and go play for the Jets."

"I have been asked by coaches, reporters (and) players, ‘Where are (you) going to play next year?’ And my response has been I don’t know," Thomas wrote in the e-mail. "I’m still a Patriot unless you know something I don’t know, but reporters report any type of hype.

"Not once did anyone of (the media) . . . pick up the phone or e-mail and ask if (that) was what I said. So I’m a Patriot until otherwise noted from Bill (Belichick) or the organization."

In his e-mail, Thomas claimed he didn’t know workouts began for the Pats yesterday.

Mike Reiss reports Ty Warren is forgoing the off-season workouts in Foxboro, and his $250,000 bonus, to finish up his college degree at Texas A&M.  It's the first one he'll missed in eight years.

"I try to put the kids in the best educational system possible and I think there is something to be said for their father, who has been blessed to play in the NFL and do something he's loved to do, going back and finishing what he started," Warren said from the campus of Texas A&M. "In the big picture, I think it's important for me to do what I'm doing. I can sacrifice that bonus for that."

"If I'm fortunate enough to play 12, 13 years, but then find myself getting cut in training camp, I'm not going to put myself in a situation where I don't have my degree," he said. "I'm not going to give myself up like that. I need to have options, so I feel like right now is a time where I need to dictate what I'm doing in the offseason.

"Working out has never been a problem of mine, I do it regardless. I'm self-motivated," he said. "I've always been a working person. Ask anyone who knows me, I've been working and supporting my two siblings and now my own family since I was 13. No matter how much I have in the bank account, I'll always work.

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