Bears Sign WR Devin Thomas

By Chris Wickersham

The Chicago Bears announced that they have signed wide receiver Devin Thomas to a 1-year contract. Terms of the 1-year deal was undisclosed. He played for the Super Bowl Champions New York Giants last season. He was most notably for recovering the fumble verse the San Francisco 49ers last year. That was the play that made the Giants make it to the Super Bowl. His main purpose is for special teams and it looks like the Bears signed another player to help Dave Toub’s squad. That is three players in counting that the Bears have signed whom are noticed for special teams … WR Eric Weems, LB Blake Constanzo and now WR Devin Thomas.

Devin Thomas is only 25 years old and was a 2nd round draft pick by the Washington Redskins of the 2008 draft. In Thomas’s short career, the Bears will be his 4th team. Thomas has played with the Redskins, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants. You can tell he manly plays on special teams because of his stats … in 2011, Thomas had 3 catches for 37 yards.

Since Thomas is technically a WR, he would join a group of Brandon Marshall, Earl Bennett, Devin Hester and Eric Weems. I didn’t mention Johnny Knox because he could miss the 2012 season and at the least, begin the season on the PUP list. The Bears are also expected to draft in WR in the draft. So … it would seem he would only play on special teams with the Bears too.

The Bears almost lost Dave Toub this off-season as his contract expired and he had interviewed for other jobs. The Bears are putting a smile on Toub’s face and the best special teams in the league keeps on getting better.

Devin Thomas is a good signing and a good insurance policy in case Knox does miss the 2012 season.

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