Selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft as a quarterback, Thomas spent most of last season learning to play tight end as a member of Detroit's practice squad. The Bills signed him in late November and made him a healthy scratch the rest of the season, seemingly hoping to further develop him as a tight end this offseason. While he's likely still raw and will presumably have to fight for a roster spot, Thomas possesses a combination of size (6-foot-6, 250 pounds) and speed (4.6 40-yard dash) which compares favorably to that of the league's top tight ends.
Thomas signed with the Bills on Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
The former quarterback turned tight end will head to Buffalo after spending the season on the Lions' practice squad. Thomas will provide emergency depth at tight end behind Charles Clay and Nick O'Leary.
The Giants waived
Thomas lost his battle with Ryan Nassib to back up veteran Eli Manning under center. The 25-year-old was acquired by the Giants off waivers in June. He went 7-for-12 with a touchdown and two interceptions in three preseason games.
|P2||8/17/17||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ BAL||7:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|9||11/2/17||@ NYJ||8:25 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
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