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Draft Scout Khyri Thornton News
12/11/17 - DT Khyri Thornton has been waived. Thornton had been signed by the Giants on Nov. 29 as a free agent, but was not active for them.
11/29/17 - DT Khyri Thornton was signed by the Giants on Wednesday. He is the fifth defensive player to join the Giants this week in preparation for Sunday's game against the Raiders in Oakland. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Thornton played in 23 games (six starts) for Detroit from 2015-17. He had 28 career tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.
11/29/17 - DT Khyri Thornton has been signed to the 53-man roster. Thornton, previously with the Lions, served a six-game suspension earlier this year after having violated the NFL substance abuse policy.
10/16/17 - DT Khyri Thornton finished his six-game suspension on Monday, but head coach Jim Caldwell said the Lions still have not decided if they will reinstate him to the 53-man roster.
For now, Thornton remains on the team with a roster exemption.
06/20/17 - DT Khyri Thornton has been suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The 27-year-old Thornton will be able to rejoin the Lions following Detroit's game against the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 15. The Lions have a bye the following week, meaning his first possible game action will be against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 29. Thornton had 18 tackles and one sack in 13 games for the Lions last season. He signed a two-year, $3.3 million deal with Detroit in the offseason.