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Giants re-sign Terrell Thomas

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Minutes after we posted our Free Agent Hot 100, we have the first signing off the list.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Giants have reached an agreement with cornerback Terrell Thomas, who has spent his entire career with the team but would have become a free agent in six and a half hours.

The Giants had high hopes for Thomas heading into last season, but he tore his ACL in the preseason and missed the entire year. Getting him back and healthy would be a boost to the Super Bowl champions’ defense.

Thomas was drafted by the Giants in the second round in 2008 and became a starter in 2009, and he didn’t miss a game in 2009 or 2010 before missing all of 2011.

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33 Responses to “Giants re-sign Terrell Thomas”
  1. jag8917 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:38 AM

    Excellent! T2 > Aaron Ross

    I feel bad for whoever overspends on Ross.

  2. dalyman3 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:39 AM

    In Reese We Trust

  3. kjt929 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:41 AM

    Nice work g-men

  4. salvi5574 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:41 AM

    Excellent player…typical good move by the champs

  5. pnut87 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:43 AM

    That’s what I was waiting for. Good to hear!

  6. jdandcoke says: Mar 13, 2012 9:45 AM

    excellent news…..sadly though, aaron ross is now officially an ex-giant. welcome back TT and good luck aaron.

  7. tcostant says: Mar 13, 2012 9:45 AM

    Great news. Now go get Steve Smith and Boss back on the cheap, let Mario cash out and get Mike Tolbert to replace Jacobs as an RB2. Done!

  8. jbl429 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:46 AM

    1 or 2 year deal?

    Good move for the Giants as Thomas was a budding star. Put him with Webster and last year’s first round pick Amukamara, and the Giants have a lot of potential in the secondary. And considering Thomas’s injury was in the preseason last year, he should be fully healthy for the start of this coming season. This gives the Giants the ability to focus elsewhere in the draft.

  9. nfl fan says: Mar 13, 2012 9:46 AM

    The most important re-signing that the Giants needed. Nice Job!

  10. buckhuckster says: Mar 13, 2012 9:47 AM

    If this guy stays healthy all year round, the G-Men’s defense will be just as dangerous as they were during the later part of the 2011 season and playoffs. One of the best tacklers in the game today.

  11. kinggeorge96 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:48 AM

    Glad they resigned Thomas, upgrade without having to go anywhere.

  12. jdandcoke says: Mar 13, 2012 9:51 AM

    tcostant says:Mar 13, 2012 9:45 AM

    Great news. Now go get Steve Smith and Boss back on the cheap, let Mario cash out and get Mike Tolbert to replace Jacobs as an RB2. Done!

    i think there’s a very good chance that the giants attempt to bring at least one of those guys back, maybe both. i think tolbert, and michael bush, will be out of the giants price range.

  13. danondarun says: Mar 13, 2012 9:58 AM

    This is great. Thomas can play in the slot where he excels and lets Rolle move back to safety where he can roam free. Prince and Webster on the outside.

  14. drewsg says: Mar 13, 2012 10:03 AM

    good news let’s hope he can back to 100% after that ACL injury

  15. realitypolice says: Mar 13, 2012 10:08 AM

    I wouldn’t be so sure free agency will starting in 6 hours.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that a certain billionaire in Texas or DC is in court looking for an injunction to stop the opening of the league season pending certain “salary cap” related issues.

    Stay tuned.

  16. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 13, 2012 10:21 AM

    Baas restructures. Hopefully for less money, not just signing bonus. Earn your salary son.

  17. udwnwitjpp says: Mar 13, 2012 10:22 AM

    Yea bbuddy now lure tulloch off the market n we are set to make noise

  18. spedman24 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:25 AM

    easy giants fans, this guy is coming off a major injury & will likely never be right….ton of potential, never reached…but ur champs so it doesn’t matter, down yr guaranteed

  19. gmen4life33 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:26 AM

    Thank you, I was scared. TT learned from Steve Smith’s mistake, coming off injury you should re-sign with team for 1-2 years, get healthy, and then get your top FA $.

    I felt so bad for TT last year. He was our best CB (yes, better than Webster) and was on the verge of being a top 10 in the league. He should be back to form by midway point and them him and Webster together should be fun. Good job Reese. Now go check out how bad Benedict Arnold wants Eli back and see if we can get him for cheap.

  20. jdandcoke says: Mar 13, 2012 10:34 AM

    baas lowered his salary from 3 mil to 900k…the difference becomes a bonus…gets the giants 2 mill more under the cap (which probably went to terrell thomas)

  21. kylehealy says: Mar 13, 2012 10:34 AM

    Great signing, I was never really high on Aaron Ross and Terrell Thomas can be a great nickel corner.

    Anyone else love the idea of the Giants going after Mike Tolbert? Could be a perfect compliment to Bradshaw and he runs the way Brandon Jacobs never did. He’s a north-south runner who keeps his legs moving, instead of dancing around and falling down.

  22. jdandcoke says: Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM

    something tells me that the NFL has quite a few very good attorneys in their employ who gave goodell the go ahead on butt-slamming the skins and boys. jerry and dan need to suck it up….there are 30 other very rich men who dont want to hear it.

  23. paulsmith107 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:47 AM

    Great move by Reese. In Reese we trust. Typicall good move by tue champs. Ha ha ha loosers all you bitches cried last off season about smith and boss. News flash t2 as you idiots love to call him can’t couldn’t cover before his acl hence the 100 tackles. You only tackle the people with the ball and typically whoever he covered ended up with the ball. Great move by the champs you’ll miss the playoffs for the next two seasons

  24. armchairqb says: Mar 13, 2012 10:59 AM

    Whew! That was too close for comfort.

  25. jdandcoke says: Mar 13, 2012 11:03 AM

    paulsmith107 says:Mar 13, 2012 10:47 AM

    Great move by Reese. In Reese we trust. Typicall good move by tue champs. Ha ha ha loosers all you bitches cried last off season about smith and boss. News flash t2 as you idiots love to call him can’t couldn’t cover before his acl hence the 100 tackles. You only tackle the people with the ball and typically whoever he covered ended up with the ball. Great move by the champs you’ll miss the playoffs for the next two seasons

    yeah….and then we’ll win the SB in 2014. must blow not being a giants fan.

  26. davebrownspiral says: Mar 13, 2012 11:11 AM

    Solid move by the Reese and the G-Men. I don’t share the overexcitement as alot of you on the board here as Thomas is coming off a second torn ACL, which is never good. He will be solid not spectacular. Regardless, it is an upgrade over Aaron Ross. Then again, if you pulled Perry Williams or Elvis Patterson off the couch at this point, it would be an upgrade over Aaron Ross.

    G-Men now need to address offensive tackle, LB, running back, TE and a #3 WR. Probably will be addressed in the draft, as not alot of room under the cap.

  27. bspurloc says: Mar 13, 2012 11:37 AM

    .
    FYI…
    we won the Super Bowl with Ross, so what is the point to bash any giant?

    2x Giants > Patriots
    no single man made this not happen

  28. jakek2 says: Mar 13, 2012 11:59 AM

    Giants’ fan here who disagrees. This is TT’s 2nd ACL and we are signing him over a CB who has started in 2 SBs. For long periods this postseason, the pass rush was dormant. The secondary played lights out. I hope Reese finds a way to keep Ross.

  29. anthonykornheiser says: Mar 13, 2012 12:12 PM

    @paulsmith.
    You’re right, the 100 tackles are all because thomas gave up yards in the passing game. Nothing to do with stopping the run, penetrating the line and getting his nose dirty. Show me that stat where receivers caught 100 balls on him.
    I like TT, hes good in coverage but what always caught my eye was his size and ability to stop the run. Hence the tackles, cowboys fan.

  30. chalkruz1989 says: Mar 13, 2012 12:27 PM

    These are the moves that you look back at and are really happy about. Terrell Thomas might never be mentioned as one of the top corners in the game but he plays his position and does it very well. When you have a defense like the New York Giants, you don’t need Revis-like corners, you can get by with good ones. Corey Webster, Thomas, Antrell Rolle, and hopefully someone other than Deon Grant and the Giants have a pretty explosive backfield.

  31. Grinds My Gear says: Mar 13, 2012 12:33 PM

    Good for the Giants, I was hoping he hit the free agency market for my team to sign him.

  32. bkeating51 says: Mar 13, 2012 12:38 PM

    Thomas won’t be 100% this year, but there is a very good chance he will put the injury behind him in 2014.

    I agree with signing Thomas over Ross, but I have more respect for Ross than many. He has something you can’t easily get: the experience of two championship runs. And he played extremely well this postseason.

  33. baldingerspinky says: Mar 13, 2012 12:47 PM

    Does t matter they won’t even make the playoffs. The flukes SB champs of all time. Weren’t even best team in their division

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