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Giants Sign DT Khyri Thornton

The New York Giants announced that they’ve signed DT Khyri Thornton to a contract on Wednesday.

Thornton worked out for New York on Monday, so he was clearly on their radar as a potential addition.

The Giants placed CB Janoris Jenkins on injured reserve today, which means Thornton takes his spot of their active roster.

Thornton, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Packers back in 2014. However, despite his draft status, Thornton lasted just a little over a year in Green Bay before he was waived at the start of the 2015 season.

After a brief stint with the Patriots, the Lions later claimed him off of waivers during the 2015 season and he finished out the year in Detroit before returning on a two-year, $3.3 million contract this past March.

Thornton was suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL policy and program for substance abuse. Detroit just recently elected to cut Thornton loose.

In 2017, Thornton has appeared in four games for the Lions and recorded four tackles and no sacks.

 

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