Lions sign WR Devin Thomas to reserve/futures contract

Posted by ttwentyman on January 17, 2013 – 5:31 pm

The Lions signed veteran receiver Devin Thomas to a reserve/futures contract Thursday.

Thomas (6-2, 215) played his college football at Michigan State and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

He played for the Redskins from 2008-10, the Panthers in 2010, and the New York Giants from 2010-11.

Thomas made a huge impact in last year’s NFC Championship Game for the Giants. He recovered two fumbled punts by the 49ers, one in overtime, that helped set up the winning score to send the Giants to the Super Bowl.

He retired while with the Chicago Bears back in August, but has obviously chosen to continue his playing career with the Lions.

He has 43 career receptions for 482 yards and three touchdowns. He’s also an experienced kick returner with a 24.1 career average on 60 kickoff returns.

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3 Responses to “Lions sign WR Devin Thomas to reserve/futures contract”

  1. By Don on Jan 18, 2013 | Reply

    OK, I’m wondering how fast this guy is and, if he is good at and likes catching the ball as it falls from the sky!
    Because if he is good at it and likes catching those Oblong Balls and running with them as Fast as he can for as long as it takes to get to the other end of the field and jump into the ENDZONE!
    Devin is a little bigger than Mel Grey, Mel was 5’9″ and weighed about 171lbs.
    And Devin is 6’2″ and 215 lbs. a little heavier and a little taller, but, that Might work out giving Devin a little hitting power when he runs over whoever it is trying to stop Him before he reaches the endzone.
    LOL! hear I am going on and on and don’t even know if you want him to return Kick’s or Play the WR position! (:
    Well anyway’s GO LIONS!

  2. By simms on Jan 18, 2013 | Reply

    I am sure he has baggage, probably will come off the IR in 5 years and when he does, he will sit on the bench for a few more seasons to get development, along with all the other rookies, draft picks.. have to season them

  3. By SSW on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    This guy should be converted to RB. As a Redskins fan and watching this guy from rookie on, he does not run good routes, has not shown the speed ever, and he just never looked like he belonged in the NFL.

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