Giants agree to terms with safety and special teamer Michael Thomas

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The Giants are adding some depth to their secondary and special teams.

Michael Thomas, a safety who has played five years with the Dolphins, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Giants, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Thomas played just 14 percent of the Dolphins’ defensive snaps last season, but he played 64 percent of Miami’s special teams plays.

Thomas originally entered the NFL with the 49ers in 2012 as an undrafted free agent and spent his rookie year on the practice squad. He signed with the Dolphins in 2013 and has played in Miami since.

8 responses to “Giants agree to terms with safety and special teamer Michael Thomas

  1. Giant’s fans, you really got a great player but most of all you got one of the best human beings in the NFL. His work in the community to bring people together is priceless. He’s a class act.

    However, this does put a damper on Eric Reid’s complaints about him not getting interest. But unlike Reid, Thomas didn’t and hasn’t been using his political beliefs as an excuse for his failures and unemployment (even though Reid used that excuse even before FA started lol). He protested, he got out in the public and put forth the effort to help and put actions behind his words. He’s done great work with not only the kids in Miami, but has always worked with the Police and Fire departments to bring the community together.

  2. finsphan says:
    March 26, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    Giant’s fans, you really got a great player but most of all you got one of the best human beings in the NFL. His work in the community to bring people together is priceless. He’s a class act.

    However, this does put a damper on Eric Reid’s complaints about him not getting interest. But unlike Reid, Thomas didn’t and hasn’t been using his political beliefs as an excuse for his failures and unemployment (even though Reid used that excuse even before FA started lol). He protested, he got out in the public and put forth the effort to help and put actions behind his words. He’s done great work with not only the kids in Miami, but has always worked with the Police and Fire departments to bring the community together.

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    Bringing in Eric Reid into the conversation regarding the Giants signing a special teams player who just so happens to play safety is a bit of a stretch. The Giants are one of the few teams who could use or afford a player like Reid. They already have Landon Collins playing strong safety and Reid would command a salary the Giants could fit under their cap.

    Other teams, however, that could be a different story.

  3. Miami did not re sign this player for one reason and one reason only. His stance on kneeling for the national anthem. The juice wasn’t worth the squeeze so they let him go. Plain and simple. He is a heck of a special teams player though and Miami might regret this move.

  4. Dolphins cut their best defensive player.
    Traded an elite receiver, their best offensive player, for a 4th round draft pick.
    Didn’t bother resigning their best special teams player.

    I can’t imagine anything they could say that would convince me they know what the hell they’re doing.

    Friend of mine asked me if I wanted to renew my season ticket. Told him I’d do it when Moe, Larry, Curly and Ross are gone.

  5. Jarvis Landry is an elite receiver? I’d love someone to cut up some all-22 footage of the guy getting separation more than 19 yards down field. The only time it happens is on deep crossers vs zone.

    Elite receivers do more than catch short passes in the slot and carry them an additional 3 yards. Has Landry ever even worked the sideline in the pros?

  6. *10 yards. Also, that’s a funny argument above. One of leagues worst run defenses? Better not cut their DT – he is a critical piece. One if the leagues most inefficient offenses? Better keep the slot receiver with 160 targets and 900 yards.

  7. Bottom line from a Dolphins Fan is Thomas is a hard worker and ST ace. He is and will always be a Backup FS. The Dolphins are not tanking, just overhauling an overpriced Paytoll. I think Dolphins and Giants fans can agree that after multiple losing seasons, no one on the Roster is safe. Thomas just got caught in the numbers. He is a solud signing and I wish him continued success with the Giants. We also share this… he is famous for pickng off Tom Brady in the End Zone a few years ago to secure a Dolphins win.

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