According to Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager, the Buffalo Bills have signed tight end Logan Thomas from the Detroit Lions practice squad and onto the 53-man roster. Remember him from Virginia Tech? You should, because he was highly touted, given his 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame as a quarterback.
Thomas instead crumbled at Virginia Tech and never really panned out to play under center. He never made it with the Arizona Cardinals and later spent time with the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants. As a tight end and “former” quarterback, assuming that he doesn’t throw any more passes, he’d finish with nine attempts to his credit which, oddly enough, includes an 81-yard touchdown strike to Cardinals running back Andre Ellington.
Thomas’ Virginia Tech roots tie in with Buffalo Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who played for the Hokies. The quarterback has somewhat of a depleted skill corps as leading wide receiver Robert Woods is out indefinitely with a knee injury, Percy Harvin was out of the team’s last game due to migraines, and Sammy Watkins is still working back from a foot injury. Last Sunday, Walt Powell went down with a lower-body injury.
Changing positions seems to be more of a frequent occurrence nowadays. There’s Terrelle Pryor, who’s off to a decent start at wide receiver after being a quarterback his entire life. Then you have Seattle’s Tanner McEvoy, another quarterback-turned-wide receiver (and safety). Rico Gathers played basketball at Baylor before he was picked up by the Dallas Cowboys as a featured tight end in the recent draft.
Here’s to a new chapter for the newest position-swapper in Thomas.