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NFL Cornerback Josh Thomas Released By The Jets, Signed by Detroit

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Josh Thomas, who played with the Bulls through 2010 has had something of a wild week. The cornerback tweeted on Monday that his "playbook", which was a document on a team-issued iPad, was stolen. So was his passport, and he issued a public appeal to have the items returned.

Thomas did not leave the laptop lying around. It was secured in luggage which was locked in his car. Unfortunately for Thomas someone broke into his car, taking the items.

Thomas' week only got worse the next day when he learned that NY cutting him and was calling up Rontez Miles. It's the third time this season that Thomas has been cut.

Thomas was a victim of the last presason cut in Carolina. He was picked up by Seattle as a depth player to cover for Jeremy Lane who was placed on the injured reserve/designated-to-return. When Lane returned Thomas was the odd man out but quickly signed with New York.

Now released from the Jets Thomas will once again plug a spot opened by injury on an NFL roster, this time with Detroit.

Lions claim Josh Thomas off waivers, put LaAdrian Waddle on IR - Pride Of Detroit
So, why add Thomas? The Lions only had four cornerbacks on their roster before claiming him off waivers, and one of them, Mohammed Seisay, is dealing with a hamstring injury. Thomas will likely just play on special teams if he is active on Sunday, but I suppose he could step in as extra depth at the cornerback position as well.