The Detroit Lions continued the renovation of their tight end unit on Thursday when they signed tight end Logan Thomas, previously of the Buffalo Bills, as announced on their official Twitter account.
#Lions sign free agent TE Logan Thomas: https://t.co/gPAUK0CE78 pic.twitter.com/fFVCrtVgD2— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 21, 2019
Thomas played quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies in college, and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He was unable to stick and was released a year later. He eventually converted to tight end as a member of Detroit’s practice squad in 2016.
He never made the Lions active roster in his first stint in Detroit, as the Buffalo Bills signed him to their active roster a few days later.
Thomas made an impact in his new position with 19 receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown in his two seasons as a Bills tight end.
The details of Thomas’ contract with the Lions is currently unknown.
This signing comes shortly after Detroit’s addition of tight end Jesse James. Both Levine Toilolo and Luke Willson - the top two Lions tight ends from last season - are currently free agents.