Logan Thomas Signed by Giants, B.J. Daniels Waived: Details, Comments, Reaction

Brian Marron@@brianmarron398Featured ColumnistJune 17, 2016

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 03:  Quarterback Logan Thomas #6 of the Arizona Cardinals carries the ball against the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 3, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Broncos 22-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants picked up dual-threat quarterback Logan Thomas off waivers Friday, cutting quarterback B.J. Daniels as a result. 

NJ.com's Jordan Raanan was among the first to report the news. Thomas, a former Arizona Cardinal, was recently released by the Miami Dolphins. Daniels has previously been with the Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks since joining the league in 2013.

Miami claimed Thomas off waivers from Arizona in September and signed him to the practice squad. The Dolphins then elevated him to the active roster in December, but he apparently did not impress during his short stint with the team. According to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald, his practice last week was the final straw:

The Dolphins cut Logan Thomas Thursday, and his final practice with the team was a snapshot why. Coaches asked [the] Dolphins quarterback to throw end-zone fades into a trashcan. Thomas wasn't even close to hitting it. So they moved on from a failed experiment, writing off the $125,000 bonus they paid him to stick around last December.

Thomas, then on the practice squad, was going to be poached by another team, so Miami had to sweeten the pot to keep him. What they got for their investment: zero career passes in aqua and orange.

A fourth-round pick in 2014, Thomas has appeared in only two NFL games. He's completed one of nine passes for 81 yards and a touchdown in his career. 

At 6'6" and 250 pounds, he has the size, arm strength and mobility to be an impact quarterback, but his statistics and practice play indicate that his accuracy is subpar at the moment. This issue dated back to his days at Virginia Tech, where he hovered around a 50 percent completion percentage.

However, he has plenty of potential, and the Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman seemed to be impressed enough with Thomas in Arizona to approve of the Giants' move:

Daniels is equally as inexperienced, as he has only two career appearances at quarterback. He threw for seven yards on 1-of-2 passing for Houston in 2015, which are his only passing statistics. Daniels did appear as a wide receiver for Seattle later in the year, catching two passes for 18 yards in six games played.

It is not clear if Daniels will continue to pursue a career at quarterback, but regardless, New York's transactions are minimal in terms of impact. The team is basically swapping out third-string quarterbacks for training camp, as Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib are securely atop the depth chart.

Thomas could make an impact as a goal-line rusher, but he has not done much to garner any belief he will compete for playing time this season, barring injuries to Manning or Nassib. 

Statistics are courtesy of ESPN.com

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