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Terrell Thomas visited with Panthers

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The Panthers lost cornerback Captain Munnerlyn in free agency and Drayton Florence remains a free agent, which leaves the team in need of some help at cornerback heading into the 2014 season.

One possibility is Terrell Thomas, who Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports visited with the Panthers on Tuesday. Thomas returned to the Giants in 2013 after three torn ACLs (much like Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis) and two seasons spent on injured reserve, and played in all 16 games while handling himself well on the field.

Thomas has also visited with the Raiders, who have signed a pair of his former Giants teammates since free agency opened. Dave Gettleman, another familiar face from the Giants, is Carolina’s general manager.

Thomas isn’t the only cornerback on Carolina’s radar, though. Garafolo reports that the team is also “nosing” around Antoine Cason, who went from starting 45 games over three years with the Chargers to a limited role as a reserve in Arizona last season.

Melvin White, Josh Thomas, Josh Norman and the recently re-signed James Dockery make up the current cornerback corps in Carolina.

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17 Responses to “Terrell Thomas visited with Panthers”
  1. arwiv says: Mar 19, 2014 8:41 AM

    TT is a great guy and one who I truly hope gets a job somewhere.

  2. leanback360 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:45 AM

    How T2 can still walk let alone play football is beyond me. Not only played in 16 games last year, but played well in those 16 games, despite the giants upgrading the secondary this offseason he will be sorely missed, thanks for everything T2

  3. jgedgar70 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:49 AM

    I think we should re-sign Florence. Thomas would be a nice addition and Charles Godfrey is coming back from injury. Then get one more DB in the draft and I think we will be fine in the defensive backfield.

  4. idonthavethebloodyoucrave says: Mar 19, 2014 8:57 AM

    Warrior.

    A ton of other people would have quit.

  5. pantherfan40 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:00 AM

    i hope we get him , guys a beast but had injury problems

  6. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 19, 2014 9:05 AM

    I wonder why Raiders pass on him, they been giving out checks pretty much to every visitor! !!

  7. raiderufan says: Mar 19, 2014 9:08 AM

    Wow….the only WR corp that group could slow down is…well, the Panthers

  8. hugothehornet says: Mar 19, 2014 9:23 AM

    Wow….the only WR corp that group could slow down is…well, the Panthers

    —————————————

    Season hasn’t started yet, still a lot of moves to be made.. but I can’t help but think back to September at BOA stadium in CLT, and remember the score from the Giants vs Panthers game

    35-0

    Yep… definitely slowed the Panthers receivers down.

  9. nygmann says: Mar 19, 2014 9:32 AM

    Hmmm… I see the Panthers strategy now. Get T2 and then have him score a lot of pix sixs and that would be the bulk of the offense. Wait, I shouldnt be unfair to team. The other players on defense will get pix sixs too! They were one of the top defense in NFL last year, no?

  10. petezjunior says: Mar 19, 2014 9:36 AM

    T2 actually played pretty decent last year as a slot corner. Losing Captain, they could use T2. Good corner, had a NASTY year when he was healthy a few years ago. Hope all goes well for the guy.

  11. nflviewer says: Mar 19, 2014 10:09 AM

    If you meet Terrell Thomas in person, hear him interviewed, or follow his website and Twitter feed, you’ll see (like a lot of commenters have already said) what a good man, citizen, father and teammate he is. A classy, charitable man.

    It’s a great shame that he has torn the same ACL three times. He was on his way to getting a big pay day (4-5 years at $6+ million per year) before his 2011 injury (he was scheduled for his free agency after the 2011 season). He’ll never get that type of huge payday.

    It’s amazing that Thomas Davis and Terrell Thomas both have made it back from third ACL reconstructions. Thomas played well as a slot CB last year. He even won NFC defensive player of the week after one game. But he is only a shadow of what he once was. For example, he is noticeably slower and he needs time off due to knee swelling (he wouldn’t play more than 50 snaps in a game, and some games he was held to 10 or less snaps due to knee swelling).

    Thomas says his knee continues to improve and he thinks he could play full time, no holding back (no problem swelling), in 2014. I hope he’s right and I wish him the best.

  12. jints10 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:35 AM

    T2 played pretty well last year, and I think the surgically repaired knee would have only improved after another year removed from surgery. I would gladly take him back to our all ready stacked Giants secondary.

  13. sandersmarcus10 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:41 AM

    The Panthers need to do something because they have fallen way back in the NFC, Cam surgery, no WR’s, no DB’s, its gonna be a long year for the Panthers!

  14. realpantherfan says: Mar 19, 2014 11:44 AM

    Wow….the only WR corp that group could slow down is…well, the Panthers

    —————————————

    Season hasn’t started yet, still a lot of moves to be made.. but I can’t help but think back to September at BOA stadium in CLT, and remember the score from the Giants vs Panthers game

    35-0

    Yep… definitely slowed the Panthers receivers down.
    ——————————

    actual score was 38-0. But who’s keeping score.

  15. dbones750 says: Mar 19, 2014 12:14 PM

    T2 is the man. But it was getting old worrying he tore an acl every time he made a tackle. He could benefit from a fresh start

  16. justheusual says: Mar 20, 2014 12:28 AM

    I still don’t understand why the Giants didn’t resign him

  17. Angry Orange Man says: Mar 20, 2014 10:44 PM

    He must be asking for a lot based on his situation. No reason for the Giants not to bring him back after the year he had.

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