The price of winning the Super Bowl in the NFL is that many coaches and players will be lost and pilfered the following season. That unfortunate reality continued to plague the New York Giants on Wednesday as running back Brandon Jacobs signed with the San Francisco 49ers and wide receiver Devin Thomas agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.
Thomas never really had the impact at wide receiver that many had hoped he would, but he was an important special teams asset and his contributions to the team are not ones that should be overlooked. In fact, it was Thomas' recovery of a Kyle William fumble that setup a game-winning field goal in the NFC Championship game, propelling Big Blue to Super Bowl XLVI.
In 20 career regular season games with the Giants, Thomas collected eight tackles (seven solo) and forced two fumbles. He also caught three passes for 37 yards and two first downs.
Financial details of Thomas' contract with the Bears were not immediately known.
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