Cornerback Josh Thomas was released by the New York Jets on Tuesday after having his playbook and passport stolen.
However, Thomas wasn’t out of work long as he was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.
Thomas played in one game for the Jets and appeared in three games for the Seattle Seahawks earlier this season. He spent the previous three years with the Carolina Panthers. He recorded two tackles and two passes defended.
To make room on the roster, the Lions placed tackle LaAdrian Waddle on injured reserve. Waddle started 10 games for the Lions this season before suffering a knee injury last week against the Minnesota Vikings.