The New York Giants began their week by resuming their defensive makeover.
In addition to his ability to contribute in the secondary, Thomas was a special teams standout and even voted captain of the Dolphins' special teams unit.
A Houston native, Thomas entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012 with San Francisco.
Thomas has spent all five of his National Football League seasons with the Miami Dolphins after being signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent his rookie season on the practice squad.
As with many of those acquisitions, there is a Giants connection: Thomas' position coach for his entire tenure in Miami was Lou Anarumo, the Giants' new defensive backs coach.
The Dolphins will have to not only replace Thomas' production on special teams but his leadership as well.
Last season, Thomas appeared in 13 games and finished with 16 tackles. He served as the team's NFL Players Association representative and was known for his charitable endeavors in the area as well.
With the Giants, who are in need of another quality safety, Thomas will have the opportunity to compete for a starting spot alongside Landon Collins.