Jul 26, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Mike Thomas (80) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Former Lions WR Mike Thomas Makes Sense For the Chargers


The Detroit Lions released WR Mike Thomas today. Thomas also played for that Jacksonville Jaguars previously and was a nice threat in the slot. He seems like he would be a good  fit for the Chargers roster also. GM Tom Telesco must have saw a lot of Thomas when Thomas was playing with the Jaguars.

Thomas is 5-foot-8, super small for a receiver, but he is quick and plays a position that the Chargers have been struggling to keep anyone healthy. We just signed Seyi Ajirotutu onto the roster to add some depth to the position, so why wouldn’t the team be looking at other avenues. Thomas would be another good option to bring in.

Thomas would fit nicely into our offense . We are going to  rely on quick receivers making plays in the open field and getting open quickly off of the line of scrimmage. Thomas can do that and could immediately compete for the 5th receiver spot on the roster.

Thomas also would be an option to use in the return game. Richard Goodman has been failing to impress in the kick return game and Eddie Royal is so fragile, it would be best to keep him off of punt returns. Thomas can be used at both positions.

This should be a player that we have our eyes on.

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  • Cgoodness13

    I think we should save our money for emergencies

  • J.C. Ortiz

    Awful. Not every WR that’s cut should be brought in.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Now that would be an interesting strategy. I wonder how well it would work, filtering recently cut players in and out just to find who would fit best.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Hopefully some talented guys get cut from loaded rosters, feels kinda like the Padres when your waiting for better teams to pick off of their scraps.

  • 619chargers4life

    if ur talking kick and punt returns im all for it, but besides that idk, but on a side note, i wonder how many times i can get banned from BFTB in one day, to much time on my hands today lol

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahahaha…. right

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Oh boy..

  • Gunnar Martin

    I had no idea he was so short. Don’t know why, but I always imagined him as a bigger receiver actually…

  • arnie

    if he’s healthy i’m for it. i think that is the theme going on here. TT may be looking for guys that can sty on the field. Remember the press conference after they released gaither? “…Yeah he’s good, but can you count on him to be there…”.

  • tubbs45

    Meh…

  • Will

    Mike Thomas is good but I’d rather have Laurent Robinson or brandon Lloyd. But we need someone, Keenan isn’t gonna produce as a rookie and wouldn’t do anything if he started on the outside across from Floyd.

  • Alter Ego

    He doesn’t help us…pass on him.