FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 06: Devin Thomas #15 of the New York Giants runs the openning kickoff against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Bears continued to solidify their offensive and special teams units on Wednesday by signing Devin Thomas. The wide receiver most recently played for the New York Giants, where he earned a Super Bowl ring.
Thomas' best season as a receiver came in 2009 for the Redskins, when he caught 25 passes for 325 yards. In New York, he mainly contributed on special teams. He had 607 yards as a kickoff returner in 2011.
He told ChicagoBears.com that the Bears have the pieces in place to win a Super Bowl.
“The team has shown so much promise and just needs a little bit more to get to the Super Bowl. I think they’re putting the right pieces together. They have the right mentality to be right there. I’m looking forward to joining the team and adding to the success of the team.”
Thomas will add depth to the Bears kick return team so the Chicago won't have to rely on Devin Hester on every return. Like Eric Weems, who recently signed with Chicago, Thomas will give special teams coordinator Dave Toub another weapon to build his creative plays around.
Along with Weems and Thomas, the Bears also added Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall to the receiving corps. Chicago's biggest need in the off-season was to give Jay Cutler receivers to throw to.
The Bears have done that.