NFL's Sign-and-Retire Club

Thurman Thomas
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Thurman Thomas

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo caused a stir amongst its fan base when it released Thomas along with defensive end Bruce Smith and wide receiver Andre Reed before the 2000 season. Smith, the Bills' all-time leading rusher, returned to the team in February 2001 to retire after a season with rival Miami.

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