Garafolo mentions that you rarely see a team give a player a signing bonus at this point in the year, especially when it involves a player switching positions like Thomas.
Thomas has reportedly been inspired by Terrelle Pryor’s success converting from quarterback to wide receiver.
Thomas, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2014. He lasted just over a year in Arizona before he was waived and later claimed by the Dolphins.
Thomas is in the third year his four-year, $2,652,092 rookie contract when the Dolphins waived him back in June and he was later claimed by the Giants. Since then, he was on and off of their practice squad this year.
The Lions signed him to their practice squad earlier in the week after he made the decision to convert to tight end.
In 2014, Thomas appeared in two games for the Cardinals, even though they lost Carson Palmer and Stanton for the season. He threw for 81 yards and a touchdown, but completed just a single pass attempt.