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Marcus Thomas Tweets his arrival with Giants

Denver Broncos nose tackle Marcus Thomas (79) reacts

Denver Broncos nose tackle Marcus Thomas (79) reacts in the first quarter against the New York Jets during an NFL football game. (Nov. 17, 2011) Credit: AP

First the Giants brought in some depth at defensive tackle to get them through the preseason. Then, today, it appears that they have brought in someone who could actually help them in the regular season.

Marcus Thomas, a free agent who played five seasons with the Broncos, Tweeted this afternoon that he was signing with the Giants.

"Thankful for this opportunity to be a giant," he wrote.

Tom Coughlin confirmed that Thomas had worked out for the team earlier in the day but left it at that with a coy "wait and see." The move is not expected to be officially announced until Friday.

UPDATE! The Giants announced Thomas' signing and waived Bobby Skinner, the DT from New Jersey who they had signed this morning.

Thomas had a career-high 43 tackles for the Broncos in 2011 despite playing in only 12 games because of a strained pectoral muscle early in the season. He has one career sack.

Thomas will be the fourth defensive tackle added to the roster this week. The Giants had previously signed Carlton Powell and Oren Wilson and earlier today they added Bobby Skinner. They also signed CB/KR Laron Scott today.

To make room for the new guys, the Giants waived LB Clint Sintim after he failed his physical and waived/injured DE Justin Trattou (foot/heel). They’re expected to waive/injured Shaun Rogers (blood clot) when they make the Thomas move official.

UPDATE! Now we know they didn't.

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