The Texans have signed Thomas, Aaron Wilson the Houston Chronicle reports. Thomas logged 47 tackles in 16 games for the Giants last season, while working primarily as a depth safety/cornerback and core special-teamer. That's the the sort of multi-purpose role the 30-year-old figures to handle for the Texans in 2020.
Thomas recorded 13 tackles (12 solo) during Week 17's loss to the Eagles. Thomas appeared in 16 games in 2019, accumulating 47 tackles (33 solo) and three defended passes in that span. He started at strong safety during the season finale. The Stanford product is set to become an unrestricted free agent unless the Giants bring him back.
Thomas will start at strong safety with Landon Collins (shoulder) on injured reserve. Thomas has been playing in a situational role this year, but he logged a season-high 49 defensive snaps when Collins went down in Week 13's game against the Bears. The 29-year-old made six tackles, and now has 30 stops, four pass breakups and one interception on the season.
The Giants signed Thomas to a two-year contract Monday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Thomas totaled 27 tackles (16 solo) and one pass defensed in 13 games for the Dolphins last season. The 29-year-old is likely to serve as a veteran depth option in the secondary for the Giants and could also contribute on special teams.
Thomas (undisclosed) landed on the Dolphins' injured reserve list Friday. Thomas' season will end with a final count of 27 tackles (16 solo) and one pass defended. In his absence, Trae Elston has been promoted to the team's active roster to help provide depth at strong safety.
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