Thomas has undergone offseason surgery to address a left ankle issue, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Thomas played through pain in his left ankle throughout his rookie season, but he's expected to be ready for offseason activities after having now undergone surgery. The 2019 first-round pick got off to a rough start as a rookie, but he managed to perform at a more consistent level down the stretch.
Thomas will return to his starting role at left tackle for Thursday's game against the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Thomas was suspended for the first half of last week's win over Washington for violating team rules, so it appears coach Joe Judge sent his message to the rookie. Expect Thomas to continue his starting role throughout the season, providing he doesn't get hurt and abides by team rules.
Thomas was benched in the first half of Sunday's game against Washington for disciplinary reasons, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
It was a surprise Sunday when the rookie out of Georgia was benched in favor of Matt Peart at left tackle. It's likely that head coach Joe Judge sent the message to his rookie, and that Thomas will be back out as the team's usual starter at left tackle when the team takes on Philadelphia in Week 7 on Thursday.
Thomas will start the second half at left tackle, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
The No. 4 overall choice from April's draft played more than 95 percent of the offensive snaps Weeks 1 through 5, but he was benched in favor of Matt Peart to begin Sunday's NFC East showdown. New York went on to surrender one sack and three QB hits to Washington over the first two quarters, prompting the Giants to revert to Thomas for the starting lineup for the second half.
Thomas will not start at left tackle for Sunday's game against Washington, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The reason for the demotion remains unclear, however, Raanan reported that Matt Peart is expected to take Thomas' place. With the rookie out of Georgia heading to the bench, it's unclear if this is a long-term change or temporary.