The Chicago Bears added another piece to the puzzle today, signing free agent wide receiver Devin…
Thomas signing reveals much
The Chicago Bears announced yesterday evening that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with wide receiver Devin Thomas. A former second-round draft pick from Michigan State, Thomas has never developed into a reliable pass catcher at the pro level. In four seasons in the NFL, he has caught just 43 total passes for 482 yards and three touchdowns. He played for the New York Giants last season. Active for all 16 games, Thomas caught just three passes. The idea that Thomas somehow provides depth to the receiving corps seems a bit optimistic. His value is on special teams. Last year, Thomas returned 25 kickoffs for 607 yards. His 24.3-yard kickoff return average was better than Devin Hester's 21.9-yard average last season. Thomas is also a quality coverage player. He recovered both of the fumbles by 49ers return man Kyle Williams in last year's NFC Championship game. In...
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