Giants Sign J.T. Thomas

WEDNESDAY, 9:39pm: The Giants announced that Thomas’ signing is official, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News tweets.

TUESDAY, 5:09pm: The Giants are set to sign linebacker J.T. Thomas, Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). It’ll be a three-year deal worth $12MM with $4.5MM fully guaranteed.

Thomas, 27 in August, appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars last season and made ten starts. In total, he had a career-high 85 tackles to go with five pass deflections and two forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus (subscription required) wasn’t all that impressed with Thomas’ play in 2014, giving him an overall grade of -16.1, placing him as one of the worst inside linebackers in the NFL.

Linebacker was an area of need for the Giants this offseason, but the size of the deal given to Thomas is rather surprising given his previous body of work.

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