Former Michigan State wide receiver Devin Thomas has been an NFL bust as the former No. 34 overall pick in the draft, but the Bears apparently think he may still have potential.

The club announced Wednesday evening that it has signed Thomas to a one-year deal.

Thomas is still only 25 years old, so we suppose there’s still time for the light to flip. He ran forty times of 4.32 and 4.34 at the 2008 Combine, measuring in at 6-foot-2, 215.

Thomas has appeared in 25 games over the past two seasons. He has three catches, but has returned kickoffs and recorded five special teams tackles for the Giants in 2011.

He’ll compete for a roster spot in training camp.