New York Giants linebacker J.T. Thomas made his return from the PUP list this week, and Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that he has accepted a $2.2 million pay cut to remain on the team.
Sources: Giants LB JT Thomas has taken a pay cut from $2.975M to $775K, with a roster bonus of $20k and $400k if he plays 70% of the snaps.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 17, 2017
Thomas was on the physically unable to perform list throughout the offseason and training camp while he worked his way back from the torn ACL that ended his 2016 campaign after the first game. Thomas was long considered a likely cap casualty who could be cut after coming off the PUP list.
Instead he has taken a pay cut which at least indicates that the Giants are giving him a chance to fight for a roster spot and prove they made a good decision in signing him back in 2015.
At this point it looks unlikely that Thomas will take the field Monday against the Cleveland Browns. However, with only one cut-down after the fourth and final preseason game, Thomas should have two games in which to prove his worth.