Breaking Down Detroit Lions Trade for Wide Receiver Mike Thomas

October 31, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions have acquired wide receiver Mike Thomas in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com. Thomas has only 13 receptions and has accumulated 80 yards in 2012, as he has not been a factor in the Jacksonville offense.
The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Thomas in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft. He had 48 catches for 453 yards as a rookie. He also averaged 9.4 yards per catch and scored one touchdown in his first year in the NFL.
He followed that up with 66 receptions as a second-year player. He averaged 12.4 yards per catch and finished with 820 yards and four touchdowns.
In 2011, he had 44 catches for 415 yards, averaging 9.4 yards per catch and scoring one touchdown. His role in the Jacksonville offense has diminished with the first-round selection of wide receiver Justin Blackmon and the solid play of Cecil Shorts.
Thomas is 5’8” and 198 pounds, and he is suited to play the slot position in ...

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