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.