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Devin Thomas

Devin Thomas - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 221 lbs.
Birthday 11/15/1986
Birthplace Ann Arbor, MI
College Michigan State
Years played 5
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 3rd pick by Redskins

Lions release CB Berry

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The Lions cut CB Aaron Berry, who was arrested over the weekend for the second time in a month.

Lions sign first-round OT Reiff

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Lions OT Riley Reiff signed his rookie contract, the team’s website confirmed Monday morning.

Lions have decisions to make at DE spot

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
Cliff Avril's future in Detroit isn't the only issue the Lions will soon have to sort out among their DE corps, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Lions CB Berry arrested for assault

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Lions CB Aaron Berry was arrested for the second time in a month early Saturday. He was charged with three counts of simple assault for allegedly brandishing a firearm.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings in training camp.

Report: Lions DT Williams faces DWI charge

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Lions DT Corey Williams was in court in Monticello, Ark. Facing a DWI charge from last year, according to Monticello Live.

Avril says he's not mad after talks end with Lions

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Franchised DE Cliff Avril refused to lash out at the Detroit Lions after both sides ended negotiations on a multiyear contract.

Biggest regrets: These 2012 moves will be rued

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
These will be the 10 biggest regrets when we look back at moves made in 2012.

Deadline passes for signing franchised players to long-term deals

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Several players will have to play 2012 under the franchise tender after the deadline for signing long-term extensions passed.

Charges against Bucs CB Wright dropped

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Los Angeles County District Attorney reportedly has dropped charges of DUI against Buccaneers CB Eric Wright.

Lions WR Young can keep defenses honest

Posted July 08, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young's play late in offseason workouts drew praise — a good sign, considering the promise he showed as a rookie.

Report: Buccaneers CB Wright arrested for DUI

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Eric Wright was arrested and booked on a felony charge of driving under the influence.

Lions' Schwartz smart to sign new deal now

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is smart to sign his deal now and not try to cash in after this season.

Lions, Schwartz agree to contract extension

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a new multi-year contract extension with head coach Jim Schwartz, according to the team’s website.

Fairley pleads not guilty; requests to attend symposium

Posted June 28, 2012 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI and attempting to elude police in Mobile, Ala.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 05, 2012
Thomas has abruptly retired.||||||| Thomas left the Chicago Bears on Sunday and later announced his retirement. The former Washington Redskins and New York Giants player offered no immediate explanation, saying on Twitter, "I have decided to retire from the NFL." A 2008 second-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins, he was cut in 2010 and made three catches last season with the Giants. He had 43 career receptions for 482 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 24.1 yards per kick return.
Posted Nov. 24, 2010
The New York Giants have been awarded receiver Devin Thomas on waivers from the Carolina Panthers.||||||| A former second-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins, Thomas is the second receiver signed by the Giants this week. They signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Michael Clayton on Tuesday, a day after leading receiver Hakeem Nicks had an emergency procedure to relieve pressure in his right leg. Thomas appeared in five games with Washington and Carolina this season and did not have a catch. He returned 15 kickoffs with a 26.6-yard average.
Posted Oct. 11, 2010
Carolina has made another attempt to boost the NFL's worst offense by claiming Thomas off waivers from Washington. Washington waived him on Saturday.||||||| Thomas did not catch a pass with Washington this season and has no immediate fantasy impact.
Posted Oct. 09, 2010
The Washington Redskins on Saturday released Thomas, a 2008 second-round draft pick who failed to impress new coach Mike Shanahan.||||||| Thomas was one of three pass-catchers taken in the second round two years ago in what has turned out to be an extremely disappointing draft by then-front office head Vinny Cerrato. Thomas had trouble running routes correctly and was dogged by questions about work ethic, receiver Malcolm Kelly hasn't been able to stay healthy and is on injured reserve, and tight end Fred Davis is stuck behind Chris Cooley.
Posted July 24, 2008
Thomas, the Redskins' top draft pick, has been carted away from practice after pulling his right hamstring at training camp. Coach Jim Zorn says the team doesn't immediately know the extent of the injury.||||||| Thomas was hurt Thursday while reaching over his head to catch a pass from quarterback Jason Campbell during 11-on-11 drills. Thomas was drafted in the second round, 34th overall, and signed a $4.83 million, four-year contract last week.

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