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Former Giants WR and special teams ace Devin Thomas, who signed with the Chicago Bears this past spring, has left the team according to sources.

Thomas, 25, made the announcement today himself on Twitter and it was initially thought to be a prank.....



Giants' special teams ace Devin Thomas, a former second-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins, has signed a one- year contract with the Chicago Bears.

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Devin Thomas has told the NY Daily News that he is no longer the Giants' kickoff returner. He will likely be replaced by running backs Da'Rel Scott and D.J. Ware.

Thomas has shown promise as a return man (especially during his sophomore season at Michigan State), and has excelled on special teams in the past, but has failed to break off a long return recently, and has muffed a couple kickoffs to boot.

?I can be a stud back there,? Thomas said. ?But I?m a dud if I?m out there muffing returns.?
Though the 24-year old has physical talent (he is a former 2nd round pick), he is at the bottom of the depth chart among wide receivers, and is in trouble of being inactive or even losing his roster spot if he does not regain his kickoff duties.

Tags: D.J Ware, da'rel scott, Devin Thomas, kickoff return, New York Giants
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With the Giants finally taking the field tonight to take on the Carolina Panthers, any legitimate football game will come as a respite to a team and fanbase in need of a diversion.

So, this will be a good time to try and squash all of the negative energy and see what this team is made of. There is sure to be a lot of rust, as there should with any post-lockout preseason game.

With that said, here are five things to look for tonight.

Tags: David BAAS, Devin Thomas, Domenik Hixon, jerrel jernigan, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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QB: A-

Let?s state the obvious. Eli Manning is the starter. Continuing with the obvious theme, Manning needs to improve.

I don?t want to hear one more excuse about the players around him, injuries, or any other outside factor. He is supposedly the chosen one, the franchise symbol. Yes, many of his interceptions last season bounced off receiver?s hands. Yes the run game bottomed out at times in 2009. Yes, two seasons ago he surpassed 4,000 yards in the air. It doesn?t matter. He?s being paid to be a leader. If a receiver can?t catch, teach him how. If a member of your offense is obnoxious and overbearing in the huddle/locker room, handle it.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Devin Thomas, Domenik Hixon, Linval Joseph, Mario Manningham, marvin austin, New York Giants, Steve Weatherford, Tyler Sash, Victor Cruz
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Hey, lock out mates. I know you?ve missed me, so I?ll jump right in?.

The rash of injuries at the receiver position in 2010 forced the Giants to bring in an almost entirely new rotation by season?s end. By January, the team had added 3 new receivers that weren?t on the roster on opening day. Two of which (Devin Thomas and Michael Clayton) were not on the roster during training camp. Add them and newly drafted WR Jerrel Jernigan to last year?s contenders and the Giants receiving corps is suddenly more crowded and complicated than ever.

So let?s compound the problem. It was during this week last year that I wrote an article discussing the limbo that Domenik Hixon found himself in. The agile and deceptively fast receiver was lost for the entire season thanks to a non-contact injury on brand new turf. He would have been a solid #2 option on many other squads in 2010. Had he been healthy, he would have been relegated to 4th string duty with the Giants as a result of their considerable depth at the position.

Tags: Derek Hagan, Devin Thomas, Domenik Hixon, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFC East, NFL, Steve Smith
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With free agency (hopefully) around the corner, the Giants will soon have to decide whether or not they want to pursue free agent Plaxico Burress.? A lot of factors will go into this decision, not the least of which is the current wide receiver core.? Let?s take a look:

Duke Calhoun, Michael Clayton, Derek Hagan, Jerrel Jernigan, Mario Manningham, Hakeem Nicks, Devin Thomas, Ramses Barden, Victor Cruz, Domenik Hixon, Steve Smith, Travis Beckum

Yes, I am aware that Travis Beckum was drafted as a tight end/H-back, but the Giants don?t use the H-back and he can?t cut it as a tight end.? At this point, his best shot to make the team is as a slot receiver.

Tags: Devin Thomas, Domenik Hixon, Duke Calhoun, giants, Hakeem Nicks, jerrel jurnigan, Mario Manningham, michael clayton, NFL, Plaxico Burress, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith, Travis Beckum, Victor Cruz
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Before I unveil the top three (I know everyone is waiting with baited breath!), I'll give a nod to some guys who just missed the cut.

14. Lawrence Tynes

His kickoffs weren?t bad this year, and he nailed 83% of his field goal attempts. The general consensus among Giants fans was that they did not feel as nervous when he stepped on to the field as they had in previous seasons.

13. Devin Thomas

When Thomas was acquired, most everyone wrote him off as mediocre depth for a desperate Giants? receiving corps.? But the former second rounder gave the Giants? special teams coverage unit a boost reminiscent of David Tyree. Tynes and Thomas were just about the only members of the special teams unit that weren't total disasters.

Tags: Brandon Jacobs, Devin Thomas, Lawrence Tynes, New York Giants, pleasant surprise, Rich Seubert
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After an embarrassing two weeks, the New York Giants are very likely only 6 days away from beginning preparations for 2011. With the new year approaching, I thought it would be smart to go through some of the current members of the organization whose futures with the club are either hot button issues or otherwise in doubt. The piece is a long one and it is broken up into three sections: Out/On The Bubble/ In. As always feel free to let GFB know what you think.

OutHC Tom Coughlin: While ragging on Coughlin has been an overused go-to option for writers and pundits league wide lately, the blade is swinging ever closer to his neck after yesterday?s loss. There is an argument for keeping him of course. His tenure thus far in New York has been an upgrade from a bleak stretch of time in the team?s history that spanned from 1992 through 2003. After a rebuilding period in 2004, Coughlin fielded an overall competitive squad from 2005 through 2008 and obviously brought New York an impressive Super Bowl win. But things have not been quite the same for the Giants since jumping out to an 11-1 start in 2008. Following up a Super Bowl run with 3 months of utterly dominant football, the Giants stumbled at home against Philadelphia that season and ultimately lost to the Eagles again in their first appearance of the playoffs. 2009 saw a 5-0 start turn into a 3-5 finish and 2010 saw a historical single game collapse, an unspeakable rash of turnovers, and an overall failure to execute on special teams. Coughlin, who is historically quite reliable when it comes to challenges, blew the Giants final challenge of yesterday?s game on an obvious unfavorable ruling and thus was unable to protest against at a late Eli interception on a key drive that was clearly caught out of bounds.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Devin Thomas, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Keith Bulluck, Kevin Boss, Mario Manningham, Mathias Kiwanuka, Matt Dodge, New York Giants, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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