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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

Lions acquire OG Sims from Seattle

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Seahawks and Lions completed two trades on Monday, sending OG Rob Sims to Detroit in the more noteworthy of the two deals.

Schwartz: Lions not out of Pacman hunt

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Unemployed CB Pacman Jones recently worked out in New Orleans for a handful of teams, and the Lions remain one of the clubs interested in his services.

Lions' second draft pick extremely important

Posted March 19, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
There is no question that what the Lions do with their first pick will have a lot to say about the overall success of their draft haul. But their second choice very well could be a starter.

Niners trade Hill to Lions

Posted March 14, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers have traded QB Shaun Hill to the Lions for a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, the Sacramento Bee reports, citing a league source.

Lions trade for Falcons CB Houston; sign Wade

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Lions traded a sixth-round pick in April’s draft for Falcons CB Chris Houston and signed former Rams CB Jonathan Wade.

Lions re-sign TE Heller, release DE White

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The busy Lions re-signed TE Will Heller today and released DE Dewayne White.

Early winners and losers in free agency

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the teams that have spent the most wisely to this point and which ones overextended themselves after the first weekend of free agency.

Lions start remake of defense

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
In the course of 24 hours, the Lions made two moves to help bolster their defense, starting with the front four.

Lions continue overhaul with DE Vanden Bosch

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Reports say that the Lions have made yet another strong offseason move, signing Titans DE Kyle Vanden Bosch to a contract Friday morning.

First free-agent signing: Burleson to Lions

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have signed UFA WR Nate Burleson to a five-year, $25 million contract, with $11 million guaranteed, within hours of the 12:01 a.m. ET Friday start of the free-agent signing period.

NFC North team needs

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Lions need an explosive running back, and Kevin Smith, who was never that guy, is coming back from a torn ACL. PFW continues its examination of the needs of each NFL team, this time looking at the NFC North.

Schwartz evasive on Culpepper's Lions future

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz shied away from a question about the status of unrestricted free-agent QB Daune Culpepper and his standing with the team.

Lions grant DE DeVries his release

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
DE Jared DeVries asked the Lions for his release to get a head start on free agency, and the Lions gave it to him. But they say they would like him to return.

Lions won't use 3-4 defense next season

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
You can forget about the idea that the Lions could use a 3-4 defense next season. Head coach Jim Schwartz told PFW that it just isn't going to happen.

Lions' Schwartz knows what he's doing

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is adamant in standing behind his young players, most notably Matthew Stafford, and he's very wise to do so.

Schwartz: Lions' Stafford healing very well

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz told PFW last week that QB Matthew Stafford is healing well following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in December.

Lions could use 'extra' linebackers more

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
The Lions are not expected to make wholesale scheme changes on defense, but there could be a way to enhance the productivity of the unit using parts that already are on the roster.

Lions expecting far more from Derrick Williams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
The Lions hit on several draft picks as playing time for youth was readily available this season, but third-round WR Derrick Williams was a disappointment.

Stanton wants chance to be Lions' backup QB

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
QB Drew Stanton felt as if he was railroaded by media members as the Lions cleaned out their lockers this week and stresses he wants to remain in Detroit.

Lions' Cherilus facing crucial offseason

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
ORT Gosder Cherilus hasn't fallen completely out of favor with the Lions' brass, but it's clear he needs a strong offseason to enter 2010 as the clear-cut starter.

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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