Redskins Sign RB Pierre Thomas, Place DT Stephen Paea On I.R.

The Washington Redskins announced the signing of veteran RB Pierre Thomas on Friday.

  • The Redskins also placed DT Stephen Paea on season-ending injured reserve.

Redskins RB Chris Thompson is dealing with a torn labrum in his shoulder, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to see them bring in some running back depth.

Thomas, 30, spent eight years with the New Orleans Saints. The 49ers signed him to a contract over a month ago, but his time in San Francisco was short lived, as he was cut just a few days later to make room for RB Travaris Cadet.

During his one game with the 49ers, Thomas ran for 12 yards on four carries and no touchdowns.

Paea, 27, is in the first of his four-year, $21 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $2.85 million to go along with another $3.3 million next year.

This season, Paea appeared in 11 games and recorded 19 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a forced fumble for the Redskins.

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