Found August 06, 2012 on
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Just a day after newly acquired Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas retired from the NFL, the Bears reportedly are bringing back Rashied Davis in his place.
Much like Thomas was expected to do, Davis will make his contribution largely on special teams, where he thrived with the Bears in 2009 and 2010 after failing in his role as a featured wide receiver in 2008.
His highlight in the 2010 season came in week 16 against the New York Jets, when he successfully defended a Jets fake punt, changing the course of the game and leading to a Bears victory.
He also had a few highlights as a receiver too, catching a huge third down pass in overtime in the 2006 Divisional Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks and making a sideline endzone catch on a pass from Kyle Orton with 11 seconds left to take the lead in a 2008 game against the Atlanta Falcons (a game the Bears ended up losing).
It’s a move that a large part of the Bears roster appears to love, as they know how much pride Davis brought ...
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Today, Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas has decided to retire from football (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Thomas announced via Twitter Sunday that he was retiring from football and the Bears confirmed the news a little bit later. Thomas explained to his followers why he was choosing to walk away from the game.
God has blessed me w achieving a childhood dream. I want to give back...
Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas has 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.''
Thomas was trying to make the squad as a reserve receiver and special teams player...
The Chicago Bears signed receiver Rashied Davis to a one-year contract to replace the retired Devin Thomas.
The Bears announced the moves on Monday, while placing Thomas on the reserve/left team list.
Davis spent his first six years with Chicago and played for Detroit last season. He has 92 receptions for 1,095 yards and five touchdowns in 103 games to go with 72 kickoff returns...
Former New York Giants wide receiver Devin Thomas announced his retirement on Sunday. Thomas, 25, is perhaps best known for recovering two fumbles in the Giants' NFC championship game win over the San Francisco 49ers in January. Thomas was a second round pick of the Washington Redskins in 2008. He was in Chicago Bears camp this season before abruptly calling it a career....
Wide receiver Rashied Davis, a four-phase special teams player, signed with the Chicago Bears Monday, a day after Devin Thomas abruptly announced his retirement. He agreed to a one-year deal. “Somebody walked off the field and he didn’t want his job,” Davis said, referencing Thomas. “I guess I wanted it. “I’m getting an opportunity to play football. That’s all I [...]
To replace Devin Thomas, who announced yesterday that he has chosen to retire from football, the Chicago Bears today signed Rashied Davis, who played for the club from 2005-2010.
Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas, a former Michigan State star, retired from football today at the age of 25.
"I have decided to retire from the NFL," Thomas posted on his Twitter.
Devin Thomas holds the MSU record for all-purpose yards in a season with 2,590. (State News Photo)
"God has blessed me w achieving a childhood dream. I want to give back to my hometown...
Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas, a free agent signee who was expected to contribute on special teams and backup receiver, abruptly announced his retirement via his Twitter account. Thomas, who came up with some huge plays as a member of the Giants in last year’s post-season, said ” God has blessed me w achieving a childhood dream. I want [...]
The Chicago Bears announced today that they’ve signed wide receiver and special-team specialist Rashied Davis to a one-year contract.
Davis is an eight-year veteran of the NFL and played his first six seasons with the Bears. He started in 15 games in his career, but was more known for his special team efforts as he was a four-phase special-teams contributor.
That’s the reason...
Sunday marked a busy day at Chicago Bears training camp. After the early morning announcement, via Twitter no less, that wide receiver Devin Thomas had decided to leave the team, apparently with intentions to retire, the club took to the practice fields on a perfect “fall like” afternoon. Under sunny skies and breezy condition, head coach Lovie Smith put the [...]