Terrell Thomas knows teams are concerned about his knee

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In 2013, cornerback Terrell Thomas made an impressive return to the NFL after missing two seasons with a twice-torn ACL.  But after appearing in 16 regular-season games (including seven starts) and two preseason games with the Giants, Thomas hasn’t been able to find a new home.

Thomas told Alex Marvez and Zig Fracassi of SiriusXM NFL Radio that teams have concerns about the knee.

“I understand that,” Thomas said, “but I played in 18 games last year, and I’ve still got tread left on these tires.”

Thomas nevertheless realizes that, despite waiting more than three months to land with a new team since becoming a free agent, he may have to wait longer.

“This NFL game is not loyal,” Thomas said.  “It’s a part of business.  I understand it and I respect it.  As a veteran, I’m a plug-in starter.  I don’t need to go through OTAs, through minicamps to get reps. . . .  I can go in and play right now.  So I’ll be ready whenever my number’s called, whenever the right team picks me.  All I need is one team to love me.  All I need is one team to give me an opportunity.  My play speaks for itself.”

He said that a couple of teams have called, “but nobody has pulled the trigger.”  With the Lions cutting Chris Houston on Friday, there’s a chance they’ll be the ones to give Thomas his next chance.  Especially since there aren’t a lot of viable options on the veteran cornerback market.