New Bill Logan Thomas going from QB to TE


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Logan Thomas was drafted as a quarterback in 2014, but moved to tight end this week.

The newest Bills player, who was signed off the Lions' practice squad Tuesday, said he's facing a pretty steep learning curve while trying to make the transition to a new position. He's hoping to channel his inner Adam Sandler, but not Paul Crewe or Bobby Boucher.

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"I'm in kindergarten when these guys are at a pro level," Thomas joked Monday with Detroit media, via the Detroit Free Press. "I’m going to have to be kind of like Billy Madison and go through it as fast as I can."

He was a fourth-round pick of the Cardinals, but completed just one of his nine pass attempts as a rookie, though it was an 81-yard touchdown pass. The 6-6, 250-pound former Virginia Tech quarterback was waived as part of Arizona's final cuts in 2015 and signed to the Dolphins' practice squad. Miami let him go last summer. He latched on with the Giants for training camp.

The Giants kept him on their practice squad until last week, when they waived him. The Lions claimed him and added him to their practice squad Monday. He was in Detroit for just a day before being signed by the Bills.

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Thomas said his relea

se by the Giants is what prompted him to change positions. Former Ohio State quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Braxton Miller have made successful transitions to the NFL as wide receivers. 

“I mean, it’s been two years, 2.5 years, I guess, and not much has built for me," Thomas said. "I’ve been blessed with a lot of opportunity and the size, speed and athleticism that I was given to by God. Me, my family and people representing me felt like it was time to make the move.

"(Coming out of college I didn't think about it) very much because I knew I had a high ceiling as a quarterback," Thomas added. "But there comes a day when you kind of got to say, 'OK.' This past week was that day."