Yes, Lions receiver Mike Thomas is running with the third string in Detroit. Yes, he had a bad rep on Friday, where he was shut down by cornerback Domonique Johnson so badly that quarterback Matthew Stafford didn’t even throw the ball.
But that doesn’t mean Thomas will be cut. Per a source with knowledge of his overall performance in camp, he has had plenty of positive plays, too. More importantly, Thomas has $1 million guaranteed this year, which could make the Lions more likely to keep him on the 53-man roster.
Besides, there are still four weeks to go before the Lions make their final cuts, and four preseason games to be played. One bad play won’t seal his fate any more than one great play would cement his spot on the roster.