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Lions release ex-Michigan State receiver Devin Thomas

Devin Thomas we hardly knew you. One day after he came off the physically unable to perform list Thomas the former Michigan State star was released by the Lions. Thomas a receiver and special teams player won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2011. He ended a brief retirement to sign with the Lions in the spring but couldn't get on the field because of an undisclosed injury....
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions cut Thomas, Elkins, sign DB King

The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Devin Thomas and linebacker Alex Elkins and have signed defensive back Brandon King. The team announced the moves Monday. King spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, appearing in eight games. Thomas joined the Lions in January 2013 as a free agent. A second-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins out of Michigan...
Via Fox Sports
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Camp notes: Devin Thomas' debut and injury updates

Allen Park, Mich. -- Devin Thomas made his 2013 Lions camp debut Sunday. Thomas, 26, who starred at Michigan State and Canton (Mich.) High School, had been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list since the beginning of camp July 26. "I just wanted to be smart, make sure I was ready to come back," Thomas said, without revealing what his injury was. "Now that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Camp notes: Devin Thomas' debut and injury updates

Allen Park, Mich. -- Devin Thomas made his 2013 Lions camp debut Sunday. Thomas, 26, who starred at Michigan State and Canton (Mich.) High School, had been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list since the beginning of camp July 26. "I just wanted to be smart, make sure I was ready to come back," Thomas said, without revealing what his injury was. "Now that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Devin Thomas comes out of retirement, joins Lions

Wide receiver and kick returner Devin Thomas has ended his brief retirement to sign with the Detroit Lions. The team made the announcement Thursday. Thomas retired last summer after trying to earn a spot on the Chicago Bears' roster. The Washington Redskins selected him out of Michigan State in the second round of the 2008 draft and cut him two years later. He was with Washington...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears receiver Dane Sanzenbacher appears to survive again

Chicago Bears wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher appears to have overcome the odds to make the final 53-man roster for the second consecutive season.  Prior to the start of training camp it appeared Sanzenbacher was a long shot to make the roster as the final wide receiver. During the offseason the Bears signed wide receiver Devin Thomas for his special teams abilities.  Thomas...
Via Midway Illustrated
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Sign Special-Teamer Rashied Davis

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...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

WR Davis rejoins Bears

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 [...]
Via Bears Claws
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears sign WR Davis

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...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears sign Rashied Davis

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.
Via chi.scout.com
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Devin Thomas Out, Rashied Davis In

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...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Stock Watch: Chicago Bears Training Camp

I’ll admit it: it’s way too early to predict who will make the final roster and who will be on the outside looking in come September. It’s only the middle of week 2 in Bourbonnais. But a few players have been making headlines at Bears camp for different reasons. Let’s take a look at who’s getting camp off on the right foot and who might be on the bubble after a poor start...
Via The Sports Bank
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears camp confidential

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 [...]
Via Bears Claws
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Devin Thomas retires from football

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...
Via Down and Distance
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears WR Thomas decides to retire

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...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Giants WR Thomas retires

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....
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Wide receiver Thomas announces retirement

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 [...]
Via Bears Claws
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Former MSU standout Thomas retires from NFL

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...
Via Little Brother Blog
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Training Camp Position Battles: Wide Receivers

Position battles are always a focal point of training camp. This summer in Bourbonnais will be no different for the Chicago Bears. Over the next few weeks, I’ll dissect the ongoing battles at each position and analyze the talent on the depth chart. First up will be the wide receiving corps, which has become an incredibly deep and athletic group under new GM Phil Emery. The Bears...
Via The Sports Bank
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Wide Receivers Will Be a Nightmare for DBs

After the first few days of practice, the Chicago Bears receiving corps has looked dominant. This is what the team's coaches and management was hoping for when they went out and brought in multiple weapons in the offseason. Brandon Marshall dominated every defensive back that lined up against him during drills on Sunday. However, corner Kelvin Hayden had him on lockdown,...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Camp competition: Thomas vs. Sanzenbacher

Bear Report is breaking down the positional battles upcoming during Bears training camp. We continue with the fight for the last WR spot between Devin Thomas and Dane Sanzenbacher.
Via chi.scout.com
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Are Bears special teams super?

Special teams play has been described as the “third phase”, a complimentary but necessary component for NFL title contenders. The Chicago Bears have always valued those players, and this year has been no exception, evidenced by General Manager Phil Emery’s offseason spree which netted special teams standouts Blake Constanzo, Eric Weems, and Devin Thomas. To be sure, the Bears title [...]
Via Bears Claws
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears appear OK with current O-line

Chicago has struggled up front for a few years now yet Bears brass isn't in a hurry to make changes. We also discuss the Bears' backup QB situation, the preseasons schedule, Devin Thomas and more.
Via chi.scout.com
April 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Thomas signing reveals much

Former N.Y. Giants wide receiver Devin Thomas signed a one-year deal with the Bears yesterday. The move gives us a better idea of how the team plans to replace Johnny Knox.
Via chi.scout.com
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears signs WR Devin Thomas to a one year deal

The Bears today announced the signing of WR Devin Thomas who spent the last two seasons with the New York Giants.  According to the official release Thomas is an accomplished special teams player who had 25 kickoff returns for 607 yards (24.3 ypr), and eight special teams tackles in 20 contests. Thomas will be looked upon to add some depth but also continue to add to the best...
Via Midway Illustrated
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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