The Detroit Lions have traded for wide receiver Mike Thomas, reports Jason La Canfora. The Lions send the Jags a fifth-round pick from the 2014 NFL draft in the exchange, and La Canfora reports that Detroit is looking for more deals in advance of Thursday's trade deadline.
A broken leg led to Detroit wideout Nate Burleson being placed on season-ending injured reserve, and Thomas brings some depth to the Tigers' receiving corps. Thomas is in his fourth season in the league. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 draft and has collected 1,768 receiving yards on 171 catches in his 52 career games.
After starting the majority of games in his second and third season, Thomas saw a decrease in his playing time in the Jaguars' first seven games this year. The 1-6 Jaguars have a woeful offense, and Thomas' efforts in response to those struggles have been questionable. He should be more satisfied with Matthew Stafford, who is averaging over 300 yards per game.