The Detroit Lions are not giving up on this year just yet. Despite the fact that they are dead last in the NFC North and have no realistic shot of making the postseason, the team went out this week and acquired wide receiver Mike Thomas from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
According to ESPN, Detroit will send Jacksonville a mid-round draft pick in return for Thomas’ services. Because the Jaguars have apparently paid a large chunk of his five-year, $19 million contract, the Lions are really getting Thomas at a bargain price. (Presuming he proves to be a reliable option.) Furthermore, the four-year veteran may actually get the nod to play against his now ex-teammates this Sunday at EverBank Field.
So far this season, Thomas has racked up 80 yards and no touchdowns on 13 receptions.
The NFL’s traded deadline was supposed to be Tuesday of this week, however, the league pushed it back because of Hurricane Sandy. To date, this is the biggest move that has been made thus far.