ORLANDO The Giants have signed former Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas to a two-year contract, the Daily News has confirmed.
Thomas, 28, in addition to being a solid reserve corner (perhaps in the slot), a terrific special teams player, active in the community and the reigning Miami media Good Guy Award winner, is also an interesting addition because he is among the NFL player leaders in the movement to protest social injustice.
Thomas knelt for the national anthem last season when it was allowed by the organization, and he has been in the NFL meetings discussing solutions with league officials on how to positively move these issues forward.
Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon, a former teammate of Thomas’ in Miami, was the only Giant still kneeling for the national anthem by the end of last season after Vernon, Damon Harrison and Landon Collins knelt together in Week 3 in Philadelphia after inflammatory comments made by the President Trump.
It’s not surprising that the Dolphins aren’t re-signing Thomas, then, considering owner Stephen Ross’ comments to the Daily News in early March that “all of our players will be standing.”
ESPN first reported Thomas’ signing with the Giants on Monday.