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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The emergence of receiver Cecil Shorts III made it easy for the Jacksonville Jaguars to part ways with Mike Thomas.
The Jaguars traded Thomas to the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, creating more opportunities for Shorts and rookies Justin Blackmon and Kevin Elliott.
"We're going to give a couple of other guys some chances to work in there and hopefully get better execution than we've been getting," coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday. "There's nothing that he did. It was just a matter of it wasn't the production we were hoping for. He tried. He did everything we asked him to do."
Getting rid of Thomas was just part of the team's tweaks.
Mularkey said Shorts will continue to start at the X receiver position, meaning Laurent Robinson could wind up as a well-paid slot receiver. Jacksonville also claimed fourth-year receiver Anthony Armstrong off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.
Armstrong played in five games for the Dolph...
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The Detroit Lions made a trade Tuesday to acquire Jacksonville receiverreturn specialist Mike Thomas in an exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.
The deal is pending Thomas passing a physical with the Lions. To make room on the roster, the club released cornerback Justin Miller.
Thomas, a fourth-round draft pick in 2009, has 13 catches for 80 yards and no touchdowns in seven games...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A year after giving Mike Thomas a new contract, the Jacksonville Jaguars are giving him a new home.
The Jaguars traded Thomas to the Detroit Lions on Tuesday for an undisclosed draft pick.
The trade makes sense for both sides.
The Lions (3-4) lost receiver Nate Burleson for the season last week, so Thomas gives them depth behind Calvin Johnson...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded receiver Mike Thomas to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed draft pick.
Thomas signed a three-year extension worth 18 million last October. The deal includes 9 million guaranteed.
The trade makes sense for both sides.
The Lions (3-4) lost receiver Nate Burleson for the season last week, so Thomas gives them depth...
The NFL has its first trade before Thursday's pushed-back trade deadline.
The Jaguars have traded wide receiver Mike Thomas to the Lions for an undisclosed mid-round draft pick according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The deal comes six days after Detroit placed receiver Nate Burleson on injured reserve with a broken right leg.
Thomas will likely be a...
Wide receiver Mike Thomas has been traded from Jacksonville to Detroit in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.
Thomas could not pass Cecil Shorts on the Jaguars depth chart, and we dont expect him to benefit from a fresh start with Lions. So in other words, Thomas should not be a threat to Titus Young or Ryan Broyles from a fantasy perspective.
To add further depth to their wide receiving core, the Lions acquired Mike Thomas from the Jacksonville Jaguars for an undisclosed draft pick. That draft pick is believed to be a mid rounder according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Sounds like the Lions gave up a mid-round pick in the deal. — [...]
Trade for Jaguars: Mike Thomas caught 63 passes for 820 yards and 4 touchdowns as a 23 year old receiver in 2010, but it’s all gone downhill since there and he has just 13 catches for 80 yards this year, buried behind Justin Blackmon, Cecil Shorts, and Laurent Robinson on the depth chart. Given that [...]
A group of relatively unowned players finished among the top scorers from Week 8. But do any of these guys deserve to be owned?WR Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville: Week 8 @ Green Bay: 8 Receptions, 116 yards. 1.9 percent owned owned Rank 8thCecil Shorts has pretty much cemented himself as the number one receiver in Jacksonville. Highly touted rookie Justin Blackmon has been extremely...
The Detroit Lions have made one trade before today’s NFL trading deadline with the acquisition of WR Mike Thomas – but could be also looking for some help at the safety position.
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