The Detroit Lions' acquisition of wide receiver Mike Thomas did not work out well for the team or Thomas.
Thomas caught just five passes in nine games last season after being acquired in a midseason trade, and then failed to move up the depth chart this offseason. Patrick Edwards and Matt Willis were among the receivers ahead of Thomas.
The former Jaguar caught 158 passes in his first three seasons out of the slot in Jacksonville, but it's not a good sign for his career that two receiver-needy teams have given up on him in short order. Rapoport notes that Thomas still received $1 million guaranteed from the Lions this year, which just highlights what a rough trade this turned out to be for general manager Martin Mayhew.