For the New York Giants, the anticipated culture change is still in full effect. GM Dave Gettleman has signed former Dolphins safety and defensive captain Michael Thomas.
The Giants are signing veteran safety Mike Thomas to a two-year deal, according to a source. Solid player and character. Team captain for the Dolphins. Can play both safety spots and his 55 special teams tackles is tied for the league lead the past four years.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 26, 2018
Thomas is one of the league’s most active special teams, as he played more than 70% of the Dolphins’ special teams snaps in the past four-seasons. He also leads the NFL in special teams tackles during that time.
Bringing back a quality special teams has been an essential part of the change in regime this offseason, as Big Blue has struggled greatly in recent years on kick-returns and significantly on punt-returns.
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Thomas is a high-class player that loves the game and goes 100% on every down. He fits the mold perfect for Gettleman, and adding a player that has a ‘voice’ in the locker room extends further than his on-the-field play.