Lions sign Logan Thomas to practice squad as a tight end

Terrelle Pryor saw his career take off this season after making the move from quarterback to wide receiver with the Browns over the last couple of years and the Lions may be hoping for a similar rise from another player who hasn’t caught on as a signal caller in the NFL.

The team announced on Monday that they have signed Logan Thomas to their practice squad and they listed his position as tight end. That’s a switch from where Thomas has played during stops with the Cardinals, Dolphins and Giants since the Cardinals drafted him in the fourth round of the 2014 draft.

Thomas played in two games for Arizona during his rookie season and completed only one of the nine passes he threw, although that one pass did go for an 81-yard touchdown. He hasn’t stuck on anyone’s 53-man roster since then, however, and the move to tight end would indicate that offers for extended looks as a quarterback aren’t coming his way.

At 6’6″ and 250 pounds, Thomas has the size to play the position and he showed good overall athleticism while playing for Virginia Tech. That won’t make the transition a simple one, but it offers the possibility of an NFL future when one looks bleak otherwise.