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Texans sign wide receiver Mike Thomas

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Former Jaguars, Lions and Cardinals receiver Mike Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Texans on Monday, according to the NFL’s transactions.

Thomas was most recently with Arizona, which released him on August 30. He also spent time with Detroit in training camp.

Thomas, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Jaguars in the 2009 draft. In his second NFL season, Thomas caught 66 passes for 820 yards with four touchdowns for Jacksonville. The Jaguars dealt him to the LIons in October 2012 for a fifth-round selection in the 2014 draft.

Thomas (5-8, 198) has caught 176 passes for 1,796 yards and seven touchdowns in his NFL career.

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10 Responses to “Texans sign wide receiver Mike Thomas”
  1. lks311 says: Dec 30, 2013 9:23 PM

    From a Lions fan…he’s done.

  2. richmondbolt says: Dec 30, 2013 9:29 PM

    Just me or is this odd timing?

  3. luke8512 says: Dec 30, 2013 9:45 PM

    Championship!!!

  4. egomaniac247 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:01 PM

    Uhh…..they have no head coach. The season just ended for them.

    What exactly is the point of this?

  5. hildezero says: Dec 30, 2013 10:25 PM

    From a Cards fan… Texans at it again.

  6. jville808 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:55 PM

    He does owe the Texans for the one big highlight play of his career. (Hail Mary catch 2010). All kidding aside, from a Jags fan, good low risk pickup for the Texans. He had some talent and showed some good potential…before he got paid. I still hope to see the guy do good….just not on 2 particular weeks out of the season while he’s a Texan.

  7. paychrisjohnson28 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:13 PM

    Mr Thomas is ONLY 26 years old, and he is DONE ?!

    He has the entire off season to get better…

    He can practice catching Hail Mary passes like he caught for the Jaguars to win a game for the Jaguars a few years back…from Jets current backup QB David Garrard…

  8. genericcommenter says: Dec 31, 2013 12:03 AM

    All teams do this every year, when their seasons are over. They signed 6 guys to “Futures” contracts. Many of them won’t even make it to next summer. It’s just a way to lock up marginal prospects (usually) like rookies or practice squad-level guys who got cut this past season and are not on a roster right now. They just have first dibs on bringing them to camp next year and perhaps letting them compete for a job. That’s about it.

  9. damcmp says: Dec 31, 2013 12:12 AM

    No point…the towel boy has a philosophy and he be working his philosophy

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 31, 2013 1:07 AM

    Super Bowl here we…. oh…. we didn’t make the playoffs?!?

    Nevermind.

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