After a failed stint in D.C. as a second-round pick, receiver Devin Thomas found a niche as a kick returner with the Giants.
But now Thomas has lost his job.
He hasn’t been cut (yet), but he found out on Wednesday that he’ll no longer be returning kicks. According to Ebenezer Samuel and Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Thomas learned the news when he checked the depth chart on Wednesday.
“It’s a reality check,” Thomas said. “It checks your pride, but I’m going to bounce back.”
Per the report, Thomas had been struggling with catching the ball cleanly. After a muff in the third quarter of Sunday’s eventual win over the Patriots, Thomas was replaced by Jerrel Jernigan.
For now, the duties will be performed by D.J. Ware and Da’Rel Scott.
Thomas was the 34th overall pick in the 2008 draft.