Former Lions WR Mike Thomas Makes Sense For the Chargers

By Ernie Padaon

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

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.