Thomas is perfectly fine with that switch. In fact, it sounds like he’d be fine with playing any position on the field as long as he’s actually on the field after missing the last two seasons because of ACL tears.
“I’m whatever they need me to be,” Thomas said, via Steven Braid of Newsday. “I just want to play football. At this point in my career it’s all about getting healthy and getting on the field and contributing in any way. If that’s a leadership role, a safety role, nickel, corner, kickoff — I’ll do whatever I’ve got to do.”
Thomas has been doing individual work at practice this spring and says he’s able to do everything on the field, but he won’t get a chance to prove it until the Giants open training camp this summer. The position he plays won’t be an issue until that happens and the Giants will have to make plans in the secondary as if anything they get from Thomas is a bonus as a result.