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Detroit Lions


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

Bears top Lions with fourth-quarter TD

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Brandon Manumaleuna one play after an eyebrow-raising penalty midway through the fourth quarter, lifting the Chicago Bears to a 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Lions' Smith still has plenty of promise

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
Lions CB Alphonso Smith came under fire for his poor play in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Patriots, but he has a lot of promise.

Report: Chiefs filed tampering charges against Lions

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have filed tampering charges with the NFL against the Lions, according to a report by Fox Sports reporter Alex Marvez.

Report: Lions to place PK Hanson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The Lions reportedly will place PK Jason Hanson on injured reserve and stick with Dave Rayner as their placekicker the rest of 2011.

Lions announce sellout for Sunday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Lions have announced that Sunday's game against the Bears has sold out and will air live in local television markets.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Keeping Lions DTs Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams from knifing into the backfield to disrupt QB Jay Cutler or blow up a running play will be tough for the Bears' interior offensive linemen.

Lions trying to find ways to win

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
One of the greatest chores for a young head coach is to try to find ways to teach his team how to win games, which is the Lions' biggest problem now.

Brady leads Patriots past Lions 45-24

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw a season-high four touchdown passes, all in the second half, to help the New England Patriots rout the Detroit Lions 45-24 on Thursday.

Brady will start against Lions

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady will start Thursday against Detroit despite missing practice Tuesday with a foot injury.

Schwartz needs Lions to win now

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
Although the Lions' faithful has yet to turn on Jim Schwartz, the local papers are starting to bear down and chirp a little. A win against the Patriots would do a lot of good.

Meriweather key in slowing down Megatron

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, S Brandon Meriweather is the choice.

Patriots-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 12 Thanksgiving Day game between the Patriots and Lions: Lions defensive line vs. Patriots offensive line

2011 NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 9:23 a.m. ET
If WR Sidney Rice hits the free-agent market in March, how hard will the Vikings try to re-sign him? Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC North players likely to become free agents in March.

Lions release LB Campbell, sign OG Thomas

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
The Lions released LB Caleb Campbell on Tuesday and signed OG Donald Thomas, two days before they host the Patriots on Thanksgiving Day.

Patriots-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 Thanksgiving Day game between the Patriots and Lions: Lions WRs Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson vs. Patriots CBs Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington

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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