The Giants won the Super Bowl without starting cornerback Terrell Thomas, but their title defense will get underway with Thomas on the field.
Thomas tore his ACL in training camp last season, one of a slew of injuries that the Giants had to deal with at cornerback last season. His rehab has gone well, though, and he took to his personal website on Saturday to announce that he will be all systems go when the team gathers in Albany later this month.
“I just left the doctor’s office; I am all cleared for camp. I have no limitations entering camp; obviously they will be monitoring me throughout camp. It will be in the hands of Ronnie Barnes who has been protecting me thus far. I just want to thank the Giants organization, Dr. Arthur Ting, John Meyer, my agent, my family and everyone who got me to this point.”
Thomas vowed to reclaim his starting job back in May and there doesn’t seem to be much chance he’ll be proven incorrect. Aaron Ross‘ departure leaves Prince Amukamara, who missed most of his rookie season with a foot injury, as the only other real option at corner. Unless Thomas has lost a good bit of his game, he’ll be in the starting lineup in Week One against the Cowboys.