Chiefs sign De’Anthony Thomas


De’Anthony Thomas made a lot of big plays for Oregon and he’ll be trying to keep that up in the NFL after being selected in the fourth round by the Chiefs.

Before Thomas can break anything open, though, he needs to have a signed contract. He and the Chiefs have taken care of that with the team announcing on Friday afternoon that Thomas has agreed on a four-year contract with the team.

Thomas scored 46 touchdowns as a Duck, with 26 coming as a runner and 15 as a receiver. He also scored on punt and kick returns, which should make him a good replacement for Dexter McCluster in the return game. He’ll also likely take a good number of McCluster’s offensive snaps and could see even more action given the lack of strong receiving options behind Dwayne Bowe.

With Thomas in the fold, the Chiefs have only first-round linebacker Dee Ford and fifth-round quarterback Aaron Murray left to sign from their 2014 draft class.