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Giants LB Thomas: Defense will impose our will on offenses

If there's one word you can use to describe what the New York Giants' 2015 defense will be, that word is aggressive. This is also not a word that you could have ever used to describe the Giants' defense under former defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.With Steve Spagnuolo in town, the defense is going to attack. Earlier this offseason, veterans Jon Beason and Prince Amukamara gave...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' J.T. Thomas celebrated his contract with a jewelry spending spree

After bouncing around two teams as a rotational defender, linebacker J.T. Thomas struck gold in free agency this offseason. The New York Giants inked the one-time reserve player to a three-year, $10 million contract with $4.5 million guaranteed. It didn't take long for all of that newly found guaranteed money to make an impact on Thomas' spending habits.According to media outlet...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

LB J.T. Thomas hopes to bring takeaways to Giants' 2015 defense

When the New York Giants signed former Jaguars linebacker J.T. Thomas to a three-year, $10 million contract at the start of free agency, the decision stunned many NFL observers. Thomas, a former undrafted free agent, had been a career backup for the Jaguars. That didn't stop Giants general manager Jerry Reese.  In Thomas, Reese saw a linebacker prospect who excelled in the run-and...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Have the New York Giants really made two of the worst free agent signings so far?

Not a lot of people are high on what the New York Giants have done this offseason. Some people are even starting to say that they have gotten worse. ESPN’s Dan Graziano made waves a couple of weeks ago when he dissed the team’s moves. Now Pro Football Focus is piling on by naming a couple Giants transactions as two of the worst free agent signings so far… AROUND COVER32 First...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants sign OLB JT Thomas

Thomas, a 2011 5th round pick, played 202 snaps in his first 3 seasons in the league before being forced to make 10 starts in 2014 because Paul Posluszny missed significant time with a torn pectoral. He predictably struggled, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 55th ranked middle linebacker out of 60 eligible, with no one playing fewer snaps at the position and grading out worse...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Free agent J.T. Thomas gives Giants depth at all LB spots

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) When the struggling New York Giants blew a 21-point and lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, co-owner John Mara felt like firing everyone on the team. Months later, something good came out of the loss to a team that until that game had one win. The Giants got a glimpse of linebacker J.T. Thomas. Thomas was one of five players New York signed in...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jags counting on Thomas, Davis to step up with key injuries on defense

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- J.T. Thomas and Ryan Davis would have rather gotten an increased workload on the Jacksonville Jaguars' defense solely on the basis of their playing abilities. But with middle linebacker Paul Posluszny out for the year and defensive end Andre Branch expected to miss the next six weeks because of injuries, both Thomas and Davis find themselves as focal points...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars switch up defense, insert Josh Evans, J.T. Thomas into starting lineup

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After giving up an average of 466 yards in three losses, the Jacksonville Jaguars have made two changes to their starting defense. Second-year safety Josh Evans, who filled in for the injured Johnathan Cyprien at Washington, will start in place of Winston Guy beginning with Sunday's game at San Diego. J.T. Thomas, who has been backing up Paul Posluszny at middle...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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