NFL trade rumors: Multiple teams expressed interest in Mike Thomas before Lions deal

Andy Lyons

The Lions snagged wide receiver Mike Thomas, who was reportedly a hot name on the trade market.

The Detroit Lions sent the Jacksonville Jaguars a 2014 fifth-round pick to acquire wide receiver Mike Thomas on Tuesday, and according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, they weren't the only team trying hard to get him.

In 2012, Thomas has just 80 yards on 13 catches as Cecil Shorts has been Jacksonville's best receiver. Thomas has had success in the NFL before, though: In 2010 he caught 66 passes for 820 yards and four touchdowns.

The Lions hope he will be able to bolster the depth of a receiving unit that has struggled to take pressure off of Calvin Johnson. Johnson has 638 yards receiving, but after that, only Titus Young has more than 300, with just 304 and three touchdowns. Just about one-third of those yards came in last week's win over the Seattle Seahawks, when he totaled 100 yards.

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