Thomas has good size at the defensive tackle position at 6-4 and 317 lbs and is known more for his ability to stop the run. He is a former fourth round pick in 2007 for the Broncos. Thomas is more suited for a 4-3 scheme like the Giants than the 3-4 scheme that was run for a time while he was in Denver. Denver apparently offered Thomas a one year deal during the offseason which he declined.
The Giants need some additional help at the defensive tackle spot. They signed Oren Wilson and Carlton Powell yesterday, but may not be satisfied with just doing that. With Shaun Rogers being out for the year and Martin Parker being waived due to the back injury suffered in the first preseason game, they had to do something.
The Giants strength is their pass rush, but if teams are just running up the gut on you, it doesn’t matter what kind of pass rush you can generate. The Giants are going about it the right way. You bring in as many bodies as you can and maybe you get lucky and one or two stick and become pretty good players for you. It wouldn’t shock me if they remain active on the waiver wire trying to pick up another tackle or two if they players they bring in aren’t up to snuff.