A day after he's released by Lions, ex-U of A WR signs with Cardinals
GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Arizona Cardinals have signed Mike Thomas, a day after the former University of Arizona standout was released by the Detroit Lions.
Thomas joins a team searching for a No. 4 receiver behind the top three of Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts.
The 5-foot-8 Thomas has 176 receptions for 1,796 yards in 61 NFL games since being drafted in the fourth round by Jacksonville in 2009. He led the Jaguars in receptions in 2010 and 2011. He was traded to the Lions after seven games last season.
None of the other top competitors for Arizona's fourth receiver spot has any NFL game experience.