The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded wide receiver Mike Thomas to the Detroit Lions, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Thomas was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009 in the fourth-round out of the University of Arizona and was slated to be the team's slot receiver and kick returner.
Thomas showed promise early in his career and was rewarded with a big contract extension during the 2011 season, but once he got his new contract Thomas' production fell off a cliff. Thomas ended the 2011 season with 44 receptions for 415 yards and one touchdown and continued to disappoint thus far during the 2012 season.
During training camp, Mike Thomas struggled to catch the football and left many to wonder if he would even make the roster or if the Jaguars would just eat his salary and release him. Thomas' struggles continued during the 2012 season, especially returning punts and catching the football.
The compensation for the trade has yet to be announced, but I imagine it's a late round draft pick.