Former Virginia Tech football player Logan Thomas signs with an NFC West team

Logan Thomas is signing a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
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Following a 4-13 2023 season in Washington, as expected, there were a ton of changes surrounding the Commanders. Gone is head coach Ron Rivera, replaced by Dan Quinn who was the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator, and some players will not be back, including two former Virginia Tech players.

Kicker Joe Slye is not returning, instead signing a deal with the New England Patriots to enter camp with an opportunity to push youngster Chad Ryland for the kicking duties in Foxboro, and tight end Logan Thomas needed to find a new home. Like Slye, Thomas has found a new home and it is a potentially very good situation for him.

Logan Thomas agrees to a contract with the San Francisco 49ers

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reported the 32-year-old Thomas agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers who are coming off a stunning Super Bowl loss again to the Kansas City Chiefs and Tuesday, the team confirmed it. By signing in the Bay Area, Thomas has an opportunity to be George Kittle’s primary backup in a tight end room that does not have a lot of experience with 2023 draft picks Brayden Willis and Cameron Latu still developing.

Last season for Washington Thomas, who was drafted in the fourth round, 120th overall in 2014 by the Arizona Cardinals, had 55 catches for 496 yards and four touchdowns. In his career, he has 219 catches for 2,002 yards and 16 touchdowns. His best season was in 2020 when he had 72 catches for 670 yards and six touchdowns.

After playing for the Cardinals at the beginning of his career, Thomas will return to the NFC West and this time, he’ll be on a team looking to get over the hump in the Super Bowl and claim a ring in 2024. This is a really good situation for him in terms of trying to win a championship.