June 12, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Thomas (80) runs after catching a pass during a minicamp at Florida Blue Health

Jaguars Ship WR Mike Thomas To Detroit Lions For 2014 Fifth-Round Pick


With the NFL tradeline being moved to Thursday evening thanks to Hurricane Sandy, teams around the league were given more time to discuss potential trade options.

Two teams — the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions — have taken advantage of the additional 48 hours and have agreed to a deal. The Jaguars will ship slot wide receiver/punt returner Mike Thomas to the Lions. Thomas heads to Detroit with compensation of an undisclosed draft pick.

The news came via NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

It is the first of a handful of trades that could happen before Thursday’s extended deadline.

Thomas become a disposable part of the Jaguars offense with the recent emergence of Cecil Shorts. Shorts has established himself as a true weapon for the Jaguars and should help the offense move forward without Thomas.

On the season, Shorts has twenty catches for 400 yards and three touchdowns.

UPDATE: The Lions parted ways with a 2014 fifth-round pick in exchange for Thomas. Per NFL insider Jason La Canfora, the Lions will be looking to make more moves before the NFL trade deadline passes on Thursday afternoon.

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