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Giants' Darian Thompson: Slated to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is now healthy and slated to start at safety across from Landon Collins this season, the Giants' official site reports.

Thompson was supposed to be the Giants' starting free safety last season, but a foot injury limited the rookie to only two contests. Now healthy, Thompson is looking to make 2017 a bounce-back campaign after spending last season studying the defense on the sideline. However, backup Andrew Adams was impressive during OTAs and could give Thompson a run for his money during training camp.

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Giants' Darian Thompson: Participating in OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (foot) is going through select drills at full speed during OTAs, USA Today's Art Stapleton reports.

Thompson finished the 2016 season on injured reserve due to a Lisfranc injury in his left foot and has steadily progressed in his rehab since. Despite him recently gaining the clearance to participate in certain drills without any limitations, the plan all along has been to slowly work the 2016 third-round pick back into the fold. Thus, look for Thompson to continue amping up his level of participation as the summer goes on, but don't expect him to be restriction-free until closer to Week 1.

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Giants' Darian Thompson: Eyeing full return in time for season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (foot) is expected back at full strength for the start of the 2017 season, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports. "I've been feeling really good," Thompson said last week. "No soreness. They want to take their time. With my progress, things are looking up."

Thompson sat out the majority of his rookie year in 2016 due to a season-ending Lisfranc injury suffered in Week 2. Not only have there been no setbacks in his recovery, but the former third-rounder has been back running for weeks now and recently resumed backpedaling and pushing sleds. While Thompson is confident he'll be healthy enough to participate in at least a portion of OTAs and minicamp, his availability for team practices this summer will ultimately be up to the discretion of team doctors.

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Giants' Darian Thompson: 'Very close' to full recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (foot) is "very close" to making a full recovery, 247 Sports reports.

Thompson, the Giants' 2016 third-round pick out of Boise State, played in just two games his rookie year before going down with a season-ending left foot sprain. With the start of offseason workouts less than a month away, it's great news for the Giants that he's nearing full form. Thompson had earned the starting gig at free safety out of training camp last summer and should enter the 2017 campaign in the same role if he can stay healthy.

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Giants' Darian Thompson: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson will undergo surgery on his foot and is set to be placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

The 23-year-old rookie was expected to be a significant contributor for the Giants this season, after earning the team's starting free safety job during camp this summer. However, after playing in just a pair of games, Thompson suffered a foot injury and has been unable to get on the field since. He's opted to undergo surgery on his foot, so he'll finish his first NFL campaign with seven tackles. Nat Berhe will likely start next to Landon Collins at the two safety spots, although the Giants could very well add some additional depth from the free agent pool.

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2016New York Giants276.010000.0000
2017New York Giants63026.040100.0003

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Boise State
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