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De’Anthony Thomas signed by Ravens; Shurmur back on practice squad

The DAT Era appears to be over for good in Kansas City

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According to a report from NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk, the Baltimore Ravens have signed former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas.

PFT said that the Ravens released cornerback Maurice Canady to make room for Thomas.

A fourth-round pick for the Chiefs in 2014, Thomas spent five full seasons with the team. Most frequently used on special teams — both as a returner and a gunner — he also saw occasional snaps on offense. During his Chiefs career, he accumulated 699 yards and six touchdowns from scrimmage on 95 touches — along with 2,173 yards and a touchdown on 143 punt and kick returns.

In January, Thomas was arrested in Allen County, Kansas for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Thomas was set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason; the Chiefs chose not to renew his contract.

He was re-signed to the team in August after wide receiver Marcus Kemp was lost for the season after tearing his ACL and MCL. After serving a one-game NFL suspension stemming from his January arrest, Thomas appeared in six games before being released on October 22.

Meanwhile, according a report from friend-of-the-site Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, the Chiefs have re-signed rookie quarterback Kyle Shurmur.

Shurmur had been on the practice squad since the beginning of the season, but was elevated to the active roster on October 22 — where he replaced Thomas — after starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes dislocated his kneecap in the Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos. Shurmur was waived Saturday and was re-signed after clearing waivers.

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