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Terrell Thomas restructures contract with Giants

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Cornerback Terrell Thomas hasn’t played in a game for the Giants in two years, but he’ll have a chance to play for them in 2013.

Thomas, who tore his ACL for the second straight year and third time overall, last summer sent out a tweet on Monday asking “Guess whose (sic) back???” and several Giants beat writers have confirmed that Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants. The Giants had a $6 million option for Thomas’ services that needed to be exercised in March, but there wasn’t much expectation that they were planning to do that for a player with Thomas’ injury history.

Restructuring is a win-win for the Giants and Thomas since the team will get a potential contributor at a reduced cost while Thomas will have a chance to prove he’s healthy enough to up his compensation in 2014. He may also get to prove his versatility. There’s been talk about Thomas moving to safety, something that might make it easier for him to get back on the field than being on an island on the corner.

Thomas has been running and is on track to be healthy enough to give it his best shot at camp this summer. If he makes it back, he’ll join Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis as three-time ACL losers who were able to resume their careers.

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9 Responses to “Terrell Thomas restructures contract with Giants”
  1. donterrelli says: Feb 11, 2013 3:32 PM

    How many regular season games has he even played in?

  2. Giantspunk213 says: Feb 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    Any healthy bodies in the secondary is a welcomed addition to the g-men right now.

  3. roadtrip3500 says: Feb 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    @donterrelli, 12 games in 2008, 16 each in 2009 and 2010. Not a snap since.

    Credit deserved for TT agreeing to a one-year “prove it” contract. He has to show durability, or his career is over, because I don’t see any other team giving him a chance if he can’t make it with the Giants this season.

  4. dbones750 says: Feb 11, 2013 4:01 PM

    TT is a class act. I hope he comes back better than ever and can stay healthy.

  5. censoredagain says: Feb 11, 2013 4:04 PM

    I’m glad they’re giving him another shot, because he’s really the best CB on the roster by far. Hope he and KP21 get back to full strength. They are both badly needed

  6. bigblu73 says: Feb 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    I sure hope he can stay healthy! A huge assett when he’s on the field!

  7. jebdamone says: Feb 11, 2013 8:08 PM

    TT’s plight has been a bummer. he had the makings of a very good CB prior to his injuries

  8. cmonelisha says: Feb 12, 2013 12:33 AM

    hopefully he can return 2 his normal self of 2 years ago he was our best CB..line him up against the best and Cweb against 2nd wr and were good!

  9. vman0626 says: Feb 12, 2013 7:01 AM

    This guy was (is?) a player. A real keeper. He had a shot at being All Pro. It’s a shame but the game is unforgiving. Hope he makes it back successfully.

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