The Vikings have signed free agent cornerback Josh Thomas, who spent last season with four different clubs. He did play significantly for Carolina in 2012 and 2013, racking up 48 tackles during that time.
The Lions have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys: guard Larry Warford (knee), defensive tackles Nick Fairley (knee) and Caraun Reid, defensive back Josh Thomas, wide receiver Ryan Broyles, defensive end Larry Webster and quarterback Kellen Moore. Fairley was deemed doubtful to play Sunday on the team's final injury report, while Warford had been ruled out for the Wild Card game. Travis Swanson will draw the start at guard in Warford's absence. The Lions had three players listed as probable to play and all are active. Detroit is a 6-point underdog in Dallas for Sunday's playoff game.
The following players have been declared as inactive for the Lions in Sunday's game against the Packers: Nick Fairley, Ryan Broyles, Kellen Moore, Rodney Austin, Larry Webster, Josh Thomas and Caraun Reid.
Cornerback Josh Thomas, who has hooked on with the Lions after being cut from the Jets, had some pointed words for his former team. He was let go after having his playbook stolen from a New Jersey hotel. Thomas said the stolen playbook was not mentioned when he was told of his forced departure. But he added that the Jets never tried to improve his game. "I feel like I wasn't given the attention necessary as far as being engaged from the coach-to-player standpoint and know the things I need to work on," Thomas told ESPN. "It became where I was there as a player and wanting and desiring some feedback that wasn't given. So sometimes I may have been standing there with a [deer-in-headlight] look in my eyes trying to figure out what I needed to do."
The Lions have claimed cornerback Josh Thomas on waivers, according to the New York Post. Thomas was cut by the Jets on Tuesday, but found a new job quickly. He's played in three games this season, registering two tackles.