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After ACL surgery, Terrell Thomas gets four years, $28 million

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The Giants took care of some major in-house business when they re-upped cornerback Terrell Thomas to a contract early Tuesday morning.

But he didn’t come cheap.

Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Thomas’ deal is for four years and $28 million. (Florio has separately confirmed those numbers are legit.) Thomas personally told Adam Schein of Sirius XM Radio that the contract contains $11 million guaranteed.

That’s some serious coin for a defensive back who didn’t play a down in 2011. The Giants are rolling the dice that Thomas will recover fully from his second career right ACL tear, and bounce back as a starter in 2012.

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18 Responses to “After ACL surgery, Terrell Thomas gets four years, $28 million”
  1. phillyphever says: Mar 13, 2012 1:23 PM

    WAYYYYYYYY too much money. Bad move NY.

  2. godofwine330 says: Mar 13, 2012 1:27 PM

    I told Tim & Pat on Movin’ The Chains last year just after TT got hurt that it was terrible that he got hurt, however, it was good that he got injured so early. With the ACL being a year recovery minimum, had he gotten hurt in November he would still try to come back in September and it would be too soon. An injury like that in the preseason means you can come back the preseason this year and take it easy and be ready for the regular season.

    That said, I am glad he got his money. He is a good corner and his play from previous years showed he deserved it.

  3. Soulman45 says: Mar 13, 2012 1:30 PM

    Frist to say
    With the pass happy QB’s with the no touch rule DB’s is at a all time high most teams had WO’s in the deference back field at the end of the season.
    WO”S is getting bigger 6″5 250lbs DB’s is still 6″ 180lbs.

  4. shackdelrio says: Mar 13, 2012 1:36 PM

    Brandon Carr must be smiling.

  5. east96st says: Mar 13, 2012 1:41 PM

    “WAYYYYYYYY too much money. Bad move NY.”

    That’s hysterical coming from a fan of a team that has never won a Super Bowl and signed an injury prone, run first QB who is on the downside of his career to a $100 million contract. Yep, nothing I respect more than the football insight of an assclown that follows a team that hasn’t won a championship since 1960. Super Bowl or bust, right dream team?

  6. straightupballin says: Mar 13, 2012 1:48 PM

    If only they had a picture of Terrell Thomas instead of Deon Grant

  7. jhmiller23 says: Mar 13, 2012 1:49 PM

    This is a good move by Reese. TT is the best corner on this team. Had he not gotten injured he would have been sought after as a top free agent and really cashed in. This means ARoss is most likely gone. Have to like the depth in the secondary with Webster, TT, Prince, Rolle, Phillips. Now let’s get Dallas Clark, and draft an LB first round. In Jerry we trust!

  8. covercorner says: Mar 13, 2012 2:00 PM

    This is too much money for a player returning from a torn ACL. There must be an out after 1 year.

  9. udwnwitjpp says: Mar 13, 2012 2:00 PM

    Damn wat happnd to the get ya value bak up contract(1year deal -3.5 mill) thought we was pinchn pennies in dat case bringn mariio bak shuld be easy+ give osi a raise #thankucowturdsndeadskins for the extra cap muny

  10. inthearex says: Mar 13, 2012 2:03 PM

    Let’s not talk about bad contracts phillyphever.

  11. jerrygogo says: Mar 13, 2012 2:15 PM

    Your comment means a lot coming from someone who has witnessed so much Super Bowl success!

    phillyphever says:
    Mar 13, 2012 1:23 PM
    WAYYYYYYYY too much money. Bad move NY.

  12. onebadace says: Mar 13, 2012 2:52 PM

    Look at all the haters replying to “phillyphever” about his team. Haha wow. Too shy to say who your own team is? Furthermore, his team affiliation doesn’t make his opinion invalid. That’s a FAT contract for someone coming off a serious injury. FACT.

  13. dino2997 says: Mar 13, 2012 3:02 PM

    You don’t have to be a Philly fan to know this contract was WAY too much. Who were they competing against?

  14. byrds71 says: Mar 13, 2012 3:12 PM

    Seriously, another group of ignorant fair weather little man fans, comparing a corner with 2 ACL injuries who has n’t played many un-injured seasons, to an all-pro QB who will stomp the walking Vagiants who just rode the ELi Train. In the years to come, the Byrds are gonna crush their little blue, fair weather punk fans fragile psyches . Good luck, and playing good at the right time is all it takes and not choking like the Mets did in 2008, allowing the Phils to take home the title that year. When was the last time the Mets won a championship? Oh, I’m sure you just secretly jumped on the Yanks bandwagon, so you little guys could sleep at night.

  15. damnyankee13 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:10 PM

    The paper eagles will win a SB when there is a desert in the South Pole

  16. weaponx73 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:12 PM

    Hahaha byrds71 big talk for a fan of pernial choke artists. And atleast our QB is crying like a fary after games about getting hit too much.

    Oh and by the way if you ever do manage to win a ring we will still have three more than you do. Oh by the way good job in the 2010 playoffs.

    P.S. this contract comes with an option that allow the Giants to dump this contract with a minimuim cap hit. Better luck next time hater.

  17. jerrygogo says: Mar 13, 2012 4:36 PM

    You spelled your own name wrong. I love Philly. UP WITH HOPE, DOWN WITH DOPE.

    byrds71 says:
    Mar 13, 2012 3:12 PM
    Seriously, another group of ignorant fair weather little man fans, comparing a corner with 2 ACL injuries who has n’t played many un-injured seasons, to an all-pro QB who will stomp the walking Vagiants who just rode the ELi Train. In the years to come, the Byrds are gonna crush their little blue, fair weather punk fans fragile psyches . Good luck, and playing good at the right time is all it takes and not choking like the Mets did in 2008, allowing the Phils to take home the title that year. When was the last time the Mets won a championship? Oh, I’m sure you just secretly jumped on the Yanks bandwagon, so you little guys could sleep at night.

  18. situsavaisprier says: Mar 13, 2012 5:48 PM

    It’s funny how people just look at the amount reported and assume that’s really what it is. First off, how does anyone know that it really is 11 million guaranteed? Don’t even say because Thomas himself said it. Wait for developing information, as I just read that it isn’t the case.

    Before the start of the 2010 season the Giants signed Shawn Andrews to a 6 year $34.5 million contract. What many people don’t realize is it was full of incentives and the only guarantee was the signing bonus of $250,000. Give it a few days and you will be able to see exactly what Thomas’ contract is.

    Really I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Thomas had to accomplish things such as start the season as a starter, play/start most games, etc. Usually when a contract is reported, they hardly mention all of the “what if’s” or “ways to earn” the money reported.

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