Giants part ways with Marcus Thomas


An incorrect picture in the latest edition of the Madden video game isn’t defensive tackle Marcus Thomas’ biggest problem anymore.

Thomas needs to find a team to pick him up in real life so that he can make it worth the effort to change his profile picture in the game. The Giants haven’t officially announced any cuts as they make their way to 53 players on Friday, but Thomas took to Twitter to let the world know that he’s no longer a member of Big Blue.

Thomas’ departure is something of a surprise since the five-year veteran was signed to help the Giants weather injury-related storms at defensive tackle. Chris Canty is on the PUP list after knee surgery, Shaun Rogers’ outlook is murky because of a blood clot in his leg and Marvin Austin hasn’t been able to shake back problems this summer. That leaves Dwayne Hendricks, who has never played a regular season snap, and 2012 seventh-round pick Markus Kuhn as the only healthy options behind starters Rocky Bernard and Linval Joseph at the moment.

Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger also reports that the agent for defensive end Matt Broha says his client has been waived and asked to join the Giants practice squad if he passes through unclaimed.