Cornerback Terrell Thomas lingered on the free agent market into July before the Seahawks decided to bring him into camp, but his time among the employed appears to have come to an end.
Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Seahawks cut Thomas as they started making their way to 75 players by Tuesday’s deadline. According to Pelissero, defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat was also dropped.
Thomas played for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll at USC, but that relationship wasn’t enough for Thomas to overcome the likes of Jeremy Lane and Tharold Simon in the quest for backup cornerback roles. Thomas played 16 games for the Giants last year and has plenty of experience, but his history of knee injuries (three torn ACLs) gave teams pause before he wound up in Seattle so he may not find immediate work for the coming season.
Jeffcoat was given a big signing bonus to sign with the team as an undrafted free agent after completing his career at Texas as the Big 12 defensive player of the year. The depth in Seattle was too much to overcome, but he’s likely to land with another team on the regular roster or practice squad.