Thompson (hamstring) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, according to the league's official transaction log.
Thompson remains in recovery from a hamstring injury he picked up this preseason. The safety is now stuck on IR through the end of the league year unless he agrees to an injury settlement.
Thompson was waived/injured by the Giants on Saturday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Thompson injured his hamstring midway through the preseason and has yet to recover. If he clears waivers he'll revert to the Giants' injured reserve.
Thompson will have to compete for the starting job at free safety during training camp, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Thompson started all 16 games for the Giants last season, but his struggles in both run support and pass coverage made him a liability. Throughout spring workouts Thompson was replaced in the starting lineup by third-year safety Andrew Adams, suggesting the Boise State product has some work to do in order to open the 2018 campaign with the first-team defense.
Thompson recorded 75 tackles, six pass breakups and one interception over 16 games in 2017.
Although he managed to stay injury-free, Thompon's second season in the league was a relative disappointment. Not only was tackling an issue -- Thompson missed 13 tackles throughout the season per Pro Football Focus -- but he didn't fare very well in pass coverage either. However, it's fair to view 2017 as his rookie season since Thompson missed most of the 2016 campaign with a sprained foot. This time around, the Boise State product won't have an injury to worry about as he begins preparations for the 2018 campaign.
|5||10/7/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/18||@ ATL||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/18||@ SF||8:15 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2016||New York Giants||2||7||6.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||16||75||61.0||14||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2018||New York Giants||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|