Thorson was signed to the Giants' practice squad Saturday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: The quarterback was signed to the Giants' practice squad Saturday and will likely operate as a reserve option behind Jake Fromm in Week 18 as both Daniel Jones (neck) and Mike Glennon (wrist) will be unavailable. Thorson has spent a large portion of the season with the Giants, allowing him to fill in if needed against Washington on Sunday.
Jan 8, 2022 1:50 PM EST
Thorson visited the Giants on Friday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Analysis: The Giants are depleted at quarterback with both Daniel Jones (neck) and Mike Glennon (wrist) ruled out. Thus, while Thorson has not yet signed with the team, he'll reportedly serve as insurance in case Jake Fromm is unable to suit up for an unforeseen reason. Thorson spent much of training camp and parts of this season with the Giants practice squad, so he should be familiar with the offense if he is forced into action.
Jan 7, 2022 6:29 PM EST
The Giants cut Thorson from their practice squad Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: With Daniel Jones (neck) doubtful and Mike Glennon (concussion) questionable for Week 14, the Giants elected to sign Thorson to their practice squad to provide emergency depth at quarterback. However, with both of the aforementioned signal callers progressing well ahead of Week 15, Thorson finds himself as the odd man out. In a corresponding move, the Giants signed Woodrow Hamilton to their practice squad.
Dec 14, 2021 12:22 PM EST
Thorson signed with the Giants' practice squad Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Thorson will provide some emergency depth at quarterback, as Daniel Jones (neck) is considered doubtful and Mike Glennon (concussion) is questionable for Sunday against the Chargers. With Jake Fromm on the 53-man roster and Brian Lewerke also on the practice squad, it's unlikely Thorson would be active Sunday, if Jones and Glennon were to miss.
Dec 7, 2021 4:57 PM EST
Thorson received a workout with the Packers Friday.
Analysis: Thorson was previously on the Giants' practice squad and was a fifth-round selection of the Eagles in the 2019 draft. With Aaron Rodgers and Kurt Benkert on the COVID-19 list the Packers are are looking to add depth to their quarterback group.
Nov 5, 2021 2:55 PM EST
The Giants waived Thorson (concussion) with an injury settlement Wednesday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Rather than remain on the Giants' injured reserve for the entire 2021 season, Thorson will now be free to sign elsewhere in the league once he's fully recovered from his concussion. Since being selected by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Thorson still has yet to log a regular-season debut.
Aug 25, 2021 1:03 PM EST
Thorson (concussion) cleared waivers and reverted to the Giants' injured reserve Tuesday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Thorson suffered a concussion during Saturday's preseason opener and was waived/injured by the Giants on Monday, but he'll shift to injured reserve after going through waivers unclaimed. He'll missed the entire 2021 season unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team.
Aug 17, 2021 8:42 PM EST
The Giants waived Thorson (concussion) with an injury designation Monday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Thorson, who is nursing a concussion, will revert to New York's injured reserve if he goes unclaimed on waivers. The Giants signed quarterback Brian Lewerke to fill Thorson's roster spot.
Aug 17, 2021 9:40 AM EST
Thorson suffered a concussion during Saturday's exhibition matchup against the Jets, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Thorson will need to fully clear the league's concussion protocol before being considered eligible to suit up for further preseason action, making his status for Sunday's upcoming match against the Browns uncertain. He completed five of 16 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown before being forced off the field.
Aug 16, 2021 10:24 AM EST
Thorson appeared to suffer a head/neck injury on the final offensive play of Saturday's preseason opener against the Jets, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.
Analysis: Thorson completed five of 16 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown prior to getting injured. While the extent of Thorson's injury is yet to be clarified, New York added another option to the quarterback room by signing Brian Lewerke on Sunday, which suggests that Thorson's injury will likely force him to miss some time.
Aug 15, 2021 7:26 PM EST
Thorson signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants on Monday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: The Northwestern standout was joined by Alex Tanney on the transaction wire, as New York elected to bring both quarterbacks into 2021 as developmental options. Thorson remains without a regular-season appearance after being selected by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Jan 4, 2021 5:59 PM EST
Thorson reverted to the Giants' practice squad Monday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: The second-year man out of Northwestern was made available as a depth option behind Colt McCoy for a Sunday night matchup against the Browns, with Daniel Jones (ankle) deemed inactive for the cross-conference showdown. Thorson didn't reach the field, ultimately, and he remains without an NFL pass attempt over stints with the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants.
Dec 21, 2020 5:48 PM EST
The Giants activated Thorson from the practice squad Saturday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Thorson was brought up from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement for cornerback James Bradberry (undisclosed). Joe Webb was also signed off the practice squad, so the Giants will have a fair amount of depth behind Colt McCoy during Sunday night's game against the Browns.
Dec 19, 2020 1:49 PM EST
Thorson reverted back to the Giants' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Thorson was elevated to the 53-man roster with Daniel Jones doubtful ahead of Week 13, but he failed to see a snap. He's yet to see any action in the NFL.
Dec 7, 2020 7:52 PM EST
The Giants elevated Thorson to the active roster Saturday.
Analysis: With Daniel Jones (hamstring) deemed doubtful for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Thorson is expected to serve as Colt McCoy's backup. In his final year at Northwestern, Thorson completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,183 yards, 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He has yet to make his NFL debut.
Dec 5, 2020 2:21 PM EST
Thorson signed with the Giants' practice squad, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: QB Cooper Rush was cut from the practice squad Tuesday, and the Giants replaced him with Thorson, who was a fifth-round pick by the Eagles in 2019. He'll practice with the team but won't be promoted to the active roster unless either Daniel Jones or Colt McCoy get hurt.
Sep 29, 2020 3:09 PM EST
Thorson was let go by Dallas on Wednesday.
Analysis: Thorson earned a reserve/futures contract with the team this offseason after spending the 2019 season on the practice squad. Now that he was cut for the 53-man roster, he'll be a prime candidate to earn another practice squad spot for 2020.
Sep 2, 2020 5:43 PM EST
Thorson signed a reserve/futures contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday.
Analysis: Thorson spent the season on Dallas' practice squad. He chose to return there for 2020 to seek another shot at his NFL dream.
Dec 31, 2019 4:44 PM EST
Thorson was signed to the Cowboys' practice squad Sunday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The fifth-round pick didn't impress with the Eagles this preseason and got cut as a result, but the Dallas scouting department saw enough potential in him to bring him aboard. Thorson remains a developmental prospect, and even if injuries hit the Cowboys hard at QB, it seems unlikely the rookie would be pressed into regular-season duty.
Sep 2, 2019 9:09 AM EST
Thorson was waived by the Eagles on Saturday.
Analysis: Thorson signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie back in May and was competing for a backup quarterback role. Philadelphia opted to keep three quarterbacks but went with Josh McCown and Nate Sudfield behind Carson Wentz. If Thorson clears waivers he could get signed to a practice squad.
Sep 1, 2019 8:28 AM EST
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