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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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