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Lions Sign Ex-Spartans WR Devin Thomas To A Futures Contract
The Lions have signed former Michigan State receiver and special teams ace Devin Thomas to a reserve/futures contract, meaning he will be on the roster for the start of OTAs and training camp.
Thomas, who helped the Giants get to and win the Super Bowl last season, signed a one-year deal with the Bears before announcing his retirement before the start of training camp.
He was 25 at the time and he said he felt his "spirit going other ways" and that he felt it was a good time to leave the game. He also said a neck injury suffered in a violent on-field collision earlier in the 2011 season had led him toward his decision.
"What am I risking when I step onto the field?" he told the New York Daily News. "Do I want to be in a position where I can't play with my kids? Do I want to end up leaving the game with all kinds of brain damage where I can't remember things? It's a good time for me to step away.
"I'm at a good age where I'm still healthy."
The Lions aren't likely to re-sign Stefan Logan, so both the punt and kick return jobs will be open for Thomas who's apparently had a change of heart.
Source: Detroit News
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