Thomas was placed on injured reserve with torn ligaments in his knee. Thomas was largely a special teams player, so his absence won't have an impact on the defense.
Thomas (hamstring) was activated from the team's PUP list on Tuesday, Seth Walder of New York Daily News reports. While the injury was originally considered nothing serious, it ended up costing Thomas almost a month of action. On Tuesday, Thomas was activated from the PUP list and he'll likely be eased into practice in the coming few days. It's unclear if Thomas will take part in either of the team's final two preseason games, but he's fully expected to ready for the regular season opener. Look for Thomas to take on depth role in his second year with the Giants.
Thomas was placed on the PUP list to begin training camp due to a hamstring injury, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports. According to head coach Ben McAdoo, the injury isn't too severe and Thomas should not be sidelined for an extended amount of time.
The Giants announced they've signed running back Shane Vereen late Wednesday night. The New York Daily News previously reported that Vereen is being signed to a three-year, $12.35 million deal. Vereen rushed for 391 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. He added 447 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the passing game as well. "(I made this) decision with my family," Vereen said, via the team's official website. "At the end of the day, I wanted to make a decision that was right for us, right for them, and this is a great organization. I was fortunate enough to play in New England with another great organization. This is not a step down; if anything, it is a step up. I am looking forward to the opportunity, and I am enjoying being in New York." The Giants also announced the official signings of offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse, wide receiver/return specialist Dwayne Harris and linebackers Jonathan Casillas and J.T. Thomas III.
The Giants have agreed to a three-year deal with linebacker J.T. Thomas, NFL.com reports. Thomas will earn $4.5 million in guaranteed money in the deal, which is worth a total of $12 million. He racked up a career-high 84 tackles and recorded two interceptions in his second season with the Jaguars last year.