Veteran wide receiver Devin Thomas, who retired in August, is back and has signed a reserve/futures contract with the Detroit Lions.
Thomas played at Michigan State and was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Washington Redskins. After spending three seasons with the Redskins, he played for the Carolina Panthers (2010) and the New York Giants (2010-11).
He won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants team a year ago and played a key role in the NFL Championship game when he recovered two fumbles, one in overtime that set up the winning score to take the Giants to the Super Bowl.
He signed with the Chicago Bears as a free agent in May 2012 and announced his retirement on Aug. 5, 2012.
Thomas, who played at Canton High School, will fight for a spot on the roster as a wide receiver or special teams player.
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