Bears sign Devin Thomas to one-year deal

The Chicago Bears added another piece to the puzzle today, signing free agent wide receiver Devin Thomas – a six year veteran who played last season for the Super Bowl champions.

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms on a one-year contract with WR Devin Thomas today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Thomas joins the Bears after two seasons with the New York Giants (2010-11), in which he had 25 kickoff returns for 607 yards (24.3 ypr), three receptions for 37 yards (12.3 ypc) and eight special teams tackles in 20 contests.

During the Giants Super Bowl XLVI Championship run, the 6-2, 221-pound Thomas had two fumble recoveries (including one that set up the game winning field goal in overtime of the NFC Championship at San Francisco) and one special teams tackle while appearing in all four contests for New York.

In 55 career games played (11 starts) with the Washington Redskins (2008-10), Carolina Panthers (2010) and New York Giants (2010-11), the former second-round pick (34th overall) of the Redskins out of Michigan State has 43 receptions for 482 yards (11.2 ypr) with three touchdowns. He has added 23 special teams tackles, two forced fumbles, 1,445 yards on 60 kickoff returns (24.1 ypr) and a blocked punt.


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