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Mike Thomas | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 198
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (107) / JAC
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Texans released WR Mike Thomas.
Beat writers pegged Thomas as the favorite for No. 3 receiver duties in Houston to begin camp, but the ex-Jaguar flamed out when exhibition action began. The Texans' No. 3 wideout now figures to be split between Keshawn Martin and DeVier Posey, although Houston will be a two-tight end team in 2014. Sun, Aug 31, 2014 04:24:00 PM

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Mike Thomas is considered the frontrunner for the Texans' No. 3 wideout job.

It's not a position that's likely to carry fantasy relevance, but Thomas is penciled in as the Texans' slot receiver between "X" Andre Johnson, and "Z" DeAndre Hopkins. An annual disappointment, 27-year-old Thomas can also return punts.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Fourth-year WR Mike Thomas has "really impressed coaches" this offseason.

Thomas, a former fourth-round pick, was out of the league last year after he failed to make both the Lions and Cardinals' 53-man rosters. The Texans have an unsettled receiver corps beyond Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. It's possible Thomas could push for a role in four-wide sets. DeVier Posey is expected to get the majority of time in the slot.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said WR Mike Thomas has the skill set to play both outside and in the slot.

It's a bit of a stretch to suggest Thomas can fill the current hole in the slot for O'Brien. The ex-Jaguar was out of the league last year and hasn't been a productive player since 2011. O'Brien has set up the roster to run a lot of "12" formations with Garrett Graham and Ryan Griffin on the field at the same time, along with starting wideouts Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins.
Thu, May 8, 2014 08:19:00 AM

Texans signed WR Mike Thomas, WR Andy Cruse, DB Loyce Means, WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR Rico Richardson, and DB Steven Terrell to reserve/future contracts.

Thomas is the most notable name. He's fallen far. Thomas, the former fifth-round pick of the Jaguars, inked a three-year, $18 million extension with Jacksonville in 2011, was traded to Detroit in 2012, and failed to make either the Lions or the Cardinals' 53-man rosters in 2013.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 08:07:00 PM

Free agent WR Mike Thomas worked out for the Saints.

Thomas is still just 26 years old, but it's been a good three years since he was a productive pro. He was released by the Cardinals at final cuts over the summer and has only gotten a couple nibbles in free-agent workouts.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 09:08:00 AM

Cardinals released WR Mike Thomas.

The Cardinals are the third team to give up on Thomas in the past 10 months. The end is nigh.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 01:10:00 PM

Cardinals signed WR Mike Thomas.

Thomas was released by the Lions just 24 hours ago. Thomas doesn't have much time to make an impression, but the Cardinals are unsettled at their fourth and fifth receiver spots.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Lions released WR Mike Thomas.

Less than 12 months after sending the Jags a 2014 fifth-round pick for Thomas, the Lions are throwing in the towel. He couldn't earn consistent snaps even with several injuries in Detroit's receiver corps late last year, and struggled in 2013 training camp. Still only 26, Thomas should get another shot.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Lions WR Mike Thomas is practicing with the third-team offense in training camp, and "might not be long for the roster."

Also working against Thomas is a $1.45 million base salary, which is fairly pricey for an end-of-the-depth-chart receiver. In Friday's practice, Thomas was "completely shut down" by practice squad-type CB Domonique Johnson. Thomas is on the verge of washing out of the NFL less than two seasons after ex-Jaguars GM Gene Smith gave him a five-year, $20 million contract extension.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 07:35:00 PM

Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website doesn't see Mike Thomas as any higher than the No. 5 receiver, and he isn't guaranteed a roster spot.

Twentyman groups Thomas with the likes of sixth-round rookie Corey Fuller, Kris Durham, Micheal Spurlock, and Devin Thomas as players competing for that No. 5 spot. Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, Ryan Broyles, and Patrick Edwards are the top four heading into training camp. $1 million of Thomas' $1.45 million salary is guaranteed, so he may have an edge for one of the final roster spots.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Lions WR Mike Thomas says he feels "a lot more comfortable" in the team's offense this year.

Thomas, acquired from the Jaguars for a fifth-round pick prior to last season's trade deadline, caught just five passes for a meager 28 yards in nine games after joining the Lions. If Ryan Broyles (torn ACL) isn't ready to contribute in Week 1, Thomas could see plenty of snaps from the slot.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 02:53:00 PM

By keeping WR Mike Thomas on the roster beyond last Friday, the Lions guaranteed $1 million of his 2013 base salary.

When the Lions acquired Thomas for a fifth-round pick last season, they surely expected more than five catches over nine games. It's a surprising decision from Detroit's standpoint after Thomas was benched for Kris Durham down the stretch. GM Martin Mayhew will hope an offseason to learn the offense improves drop-prone Thomas' production. We're much less optimistic.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 06:24:00 PM

Mike Thomas caught one pass for seven yards in Detroit's Week 17 loss to the Bears.

It means Thomas will finish 2012 with just 18 catches for 101 yards in 16 games. Only five of his grabs came in a Lions uniform — which he wore for nine games — despite the fact that Detroit had perhaps the league's most injury-ravaged receiver corps. Signed for $1.45 million next season, Thomas will be released, and hard-pressed to earn any guaranteed money on the open market.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 05:49:00 PM

Mike Thomas caught one pass for five yards in the Saturday's loss to the Falcons.

Since coming over from the Jaguars, Thomas has been a major disappointment. He still doesn't have a defined role in the Lions' offense and continues to see less targets than Kris Durham and Tony Scheffler. He'll remain off the fantasy radar for Week 17 against the Bears.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 01:43:00 AM

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