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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

Patriots sign LB Carpenter

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former first-round pick LB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday. The former Lion was an unrestricted free agent.

Detroit Lions

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Here are the Detroit Lions top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

NFC North draft needs

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
As several teams in the division look to draft a cornerback early, highly rated LSU CB Morris Claiborne is a possibility, if he's still available.

Report: Arrest of Lions' Leshoure his second in a month

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure's arrest March 12 was actually his second arrest in a one-month period on marijuana charges, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.

Lions' Fairley arrested on drug charge

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley was arrested on second-degree marijuana charges in Alabama after police pulled him over for speeding.

Warrants out for ex-Lions WR Rogers

Posted March 31, 2012 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Police in Saginaw, Mich., are seeking former NFL WR Charles Rogers, as they have two warrants for his arrest.

Lions re-sign RB Smith

Posted March 27, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The Lions re-signed RB Kevin Smith to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Lions mostly intact after early stages of free agency

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Lions’ 2012 free-agency strategy can broadly be described as “holding their position.”

Lions sign three to one-year deals

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed DE Everette Brown, LB Ashlee Palmer and TE Will Heller, all to one-year deals. 

Lions re-sign LB Tulloch

Posted March 20, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed LB Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal, keeping one of the team's top defenders in place.

Report: Lions sign CB Lacey, re-sign DL Fluellen

Posted March 20, 2012 @ noon ET
The Lions signed Colts CB Jacob Lacey and re-signed DL Andre Fluellen, the Lions' official website reported Tuesday.

Lions re-sign OT Backus, QB Hill

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed two of their unrestricted free agents, OLT Jeff Backus and backup QB Shaun Hill, according to multiple sources.

Johnson's value to Lions made extension a wise move

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The numbers are staggering, but the Lions had every reason to want to sign Calvin Johnson long-term, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Megatron gets megadeal from Lions

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have agreed to a new contract with WR Calvin Johnson that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

Lions release TE Heller

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
The Lions released TE Will Heller on Monday. He was going to count more than $1 million against the cap in 2012.

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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