Thornton was signed by New York on Nov. 29 after being released from the Lions but did not appear in a game with the team. The third-round selection in 2015 missed the first six games of the season while serving a suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He made four tackles with Detroit before being released.
A solid run stopper at Southern Mississippi, Thornton has yet to translate that to production in the NFL. He failed to see the field for the Giants, who own one of the league’s worst rush defenses.
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