The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Devin Thomas.
Greetings in the name of H.I.M. JAH RASTAFARI! God is Amazing! Bringing a young Lion back home! Its official instagr.am/p/UmPiw5Ru0r/— JAH JR. (@IamDevinThomas) January 17, 2013
Thomas played at Michigan State in college and is from Ann Arbor. He was a second-round pick of the Washington Redskins back in 2008, but he spent less than three seasons with them. In 2010, after being let go by the Redskins, he moved on to the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants. He was active for all 16 games with the Giants in 2011, and he had a pair of fumble recoveries in the NFC Championship Game, including the one that set up the game-winning field goal. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants beating the New England Patriots.
Last offseason, Thomas signed with the Chicago Bears. Shockingly, he decided to retire in August. The move came out of nowhere and seemed very strange considering Thomas was only 25 years old at the time.
Obviously, Thomas has since unretired, and now he is set to join the Lions, a team in need of help at wide receiver. He only has a total of 43 catches for 482 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns in his career, but he seems like a player who could have a shot at making the 53-man roster next season.
UPDATE: Birkett has confirmed that the Lions have signed Thomas.