After a couple of years on the sideline a former Eagle lineman will retire as a member of the team on Thursday.
I am officially retiring as an Eagle this Thursday!11 great years.
— Tra Thomas (@7deucesports) August 13, 2012
Yes, Tra Thomas — the man who protected Donovan McNabb’s blindside for nearly a decade — will officially retire as a member of the team just Brian Dawkins and others have done.
Tra last suited up for the Jaguars in 2009. Prior to that, he played 11 years for the Eagles. He played in 174 career games, starting 168 of them. Along with Jon Runyan, he helped form one of the best tackle combos in the NFL during his tenure. He went to three Pro Bowls during his career.
The man whom the Eagles past on Randy Moss to draft ended up being one of the best first-round lineman picks for a team that has missed more often than not in that area.
He currently operates 7 Deuce Sports and was profiled for helping to train Camden high school athletes.
Thomas also currently serves as an analyst for Comcast SportsNet in Philly.
Eagles fans will remember him as a class act who always gave his maximum effort and helped propel this team to its second Super Bowl appearance in team history.