New York Giants should consider signing Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas, Houston Texans, New York Giants (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Demaryius Thomas, Houston Texans, New York Giants (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

The New York Giants have made their final cuts heading into the 2019 regular season and may have their eyes on adding another veteran receiver.

The wide receiver depth chart for the New York Giants has been a topic of discussion since their surprising trade of Pro Bowler Odell Beckham Jr. The recent addition of Golden Tate won’t officially take into effect until after his four-game suspension due to illegal substances ends.

Demaryius Thomas is a newly available receiving option that the Giants could be in the market for as the regular season approaches. Thomas was recently cut from the New England Patriots after showing flashes of his past brilliance during the final preseason game against the Giants. Thomas who is fresh off of an Achilles injury hauled in seven catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns torching the Giants’ secondary.

After the game, Thomas addressed how he felt being back on the field for the first time since the injury.

"“I just go out and play. If I’m going to get hurt, I’m going to get hurt, but I’m going to be full speed getting hurt. My Achilles is great. I’m going to do whatever I can to play my best ball. I’m not going to think about anything, I’m not going to have it in the back of my head, because usually when I have it in the back of my head, I don’t play my best. So, I’m just going to give my best, and if I get hurt, I just get hurt.”"

Thomas is a former Super Bowl champion and star for the Denver Broncos garnering five pro bowl selections during his career. The Giants are heading into the season with only one active receiver with a successful reputation in Sterling Shepard. Shepard, however, has been injured dealing with a nagging thumb injury and hasn’t had a breakout season in the league as of yet.

The Giants aren’t going to be the only team showing interest in the veteran receiver as his championship pedigree will draw crowds at the bidding table. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman decided not to keep preseason standout T.J. Jones on the 53-man roster creating this possible discussion.

The decision, in reality, weighs in on the significance of starting tight end Evan Engram expected to play an even more significant role in the offense.

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Eli Manning is a veteran that can make the most of any receiver situation but the option of having Thomas could be too tempting to pass on.