Davis played 15 games for Carolina this season after returning from a third surgery on his ACL, something that doesn’t happen very often in the NFL. Thomas will be trying to do the same thing in 2013. He needed surgery to repair a tear suffered in the preseason, which halted his comeback from a 2011 tear and followed by many years a tear that occurred during his collegiate career. Thomas took to his website to send a message about his plans for next season.
“I am returning to football in 2013 hopefully with the Giants, but my contract is up this year but most likely, hopefully I will be resigning with them,” Thomas wrote. “Most importantly just wanted to reconnect with you guys and tell you I have been training and preparing. I took a little break from social media to focus on my knee, my mental; it has been hard on me.”
Thomas’ contract technically isn’t up as he signed a four-year deal before last season. There’s a $6 million option bonus due in March, however, and the Giants are almost certainly not exercising that on a player in Thomas’ physical condition. General Manager Jerry Reese didn’t close the door on the possibility of a return after the season, though he suggested Thomas might need to move to safety if he’s going to be able to make it back onto the field.