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Terrell Thomas visits with Lions

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The Lions have expressed some doubt about cornerback Chris Houston’s ability to bounce back to top form after offseason toe surgery and that doubt may be why they are checking out one of the remaining free agent veteran cornerbacks on the market.

Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News reports that the Lions had cornerback Terrell Thomas in for a visit on Wednesday. Thomas has also visited the Raiders, Panthers and Patriots since free agency got underway and teams may be waiting until June 1 to sign the former Giant in order to avoid his inclusion in their compensatory pick equation.

Thomas returned from three torn right ACLs and missing all of the 2011 and 2012 seasons to provide solid play for the Giants last season. He played in all 16 games, starting seven times, and recorded 67 tackles and an interception in a successful comeback from such a serious run of injuries.

The Lions drafted Nevin Lawson in the fourth round to go with Houston, Chris Greenwood, Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis, Bill Bentley and Jonte Green at cornerback. Thomas’ addition would add to the depth, but the Lions will be better off if quality trumps quantity by the time the regular season gets underway.

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6 Responses to “Terrell Thomas visits with Lions”
  1. barsfordays says: May 29, 2014 8:05 AM

    He played well in NY last year but you just never know with his knees… Id give him a incentive loaded contract

  2. bigblu73 says: May 29, 2014 8:10 AM

    As a Giants fan it was sad to see him go after waiting so long to see him play!! Great kid, true warrior in the sense that he went thru tremendous trials and tribulations and came out of it productively. My guess is guess is the guy that drafted him who’s now running the show in Carolina may make a strong push once he comes without a compensatory pick. Imo he’s better than many starting CBs that will be getting top billing this fall.

  3. darinindetroit says: May 29, 2014 8:50 AM

    Grab him Detroit. Nothing to lose.

  4. 3timechampslionsfan says: May 29, 2014 1:31 PM

    If Detroit gets him that pushes us over the top to me because teams will know now that no matter what you have to come with your A+ game to beat us now.. Instead of targeting our DB’s. Houston is my dog and he’s been working out with new comer Ihedigbo down here in good ol’ Texas. With Thomas we are now really the kings of the north and every other team in the NFC north either just came back to form or gotten a lil bit better. Detroit has added some championship players and championship coasches and this guy will fit right in. I see him starting with Cassius Vaughn on the other side eventually. The other guys like slay, Bently and greenwood have already shown the league that they can’t cut it. Terrell Thomas and Vaughn looks real nice to me on paper. Now put them with the rest of the pride and oh boy… We got flags 😀😂😂( ie) The league hates Det. Go Lions baby… #Onepride

  5. jpherling says: May 29, 2014 4:47 PM

    Even if TT is completely healthy, he’ll never bounce back to the top form he showed for the Giants before his injuries.

  6. steveb9995 says: Jun 1, 2014 11:40 PM

    3timechampslionsfan said:

    The other guys like slay, Bently and greenwood have already shown the league that they can’t cut it.
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    You just showed us that you don’t watch Lions games.

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