Devin Thomas retires from NFL

August, 5, 2012
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears receiver Devin Thomas announced his retirement Sunday via a message on Twitter, and the team confirmed he indeed has called it quits.

"I have decided to retire from the NFL," Thomas wrote Sunday morning on his Twitter page.

Thomas sent a subsequent message on Twitter in what appeared to be an explanation for his decision to retire.

"God has blessed me (with) achieving a childhood dream," Thomas wrote. "I want to give back to my hometown and coach/mentor kids so they can reach their own."

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Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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