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Mike Thomas lands in Arizona a day after Lions cut him

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Wide receiver Mike Thomas wasn’t out of a job all that long.

Thomas was released by the Lions on Monday, but he’s already landed a gig with another NFC team. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Thomas has agreed to a contract with the Cardinals, who were one of three teams reportedly interested in bringing Thomas on after his tenure with the Lions came to an end.

Thomas joins a receiver group highlighted by Larry Fitzgerald, but without too much experienced depth behind him. Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts will be making the team and Kerry Taylor looked good against the Cowboys last weekend, but he’s an unproven commodity and the rest of the competition Thomas will face for a spot are undrafted free agents.

Thomas had 158 catches in his first three seasons as a slot target for the Jaguars before being traded to the Lions in the middle of his fifth season. A team with Fitzgerald on the outside will have opportunities in the slot and Thomas will use what’s left of the preseason to convince Bruce Arians that he’s capable of making the most of them.

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4 Responses to “Mike Thomas lands in Arizona a day after Lions cut him”
  1. unbiasfan says: Aug 20, 2013 4:51 PM

    Poor Mike, he goes from a terrible franchise to an even worse one…

  2. gtorlone says: Aug 20, 2013 5:17 PM

    Mike Thomas is a supreme waste of talent. He’s extremely gifted but shows absolutely no motivation to better himself on the field.

  3. kahnsbushymustache says: Aug 20, 2013 6:10 PM

    What, Reggie Williams and Matt Jones were unavailable?

  4. jimmylions says: Aug 20, 2013 7:10 PM

    Does the pickup of Thomas by the Cardinals give the Lions any cap relief? From what I gather the answer is no, but there’s people here who know a lot more about that than I do.

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