The Giants re-signed 28-year-old cornerback Terrell Thomas today to a reported one-year deal. This is a new contract for Terrell, who missed the last two seasons after tearing the ACL in his right knee in consecutive seasons. Thomas’ four-year contract (worth up to $28.4 million) which he signed last March after returning from his second torn ACL is now torn up and he returns to the GMEN with a new deal (terms are not official yet). Thomas was due a $6 million option in March, but with a new contract being signed today, Thomas sees none of that. Nonetheless, the Giants have eaten only about $2 million of that previous contract, so a new deal made sense for both sides and enables T2 to return to the organization for a third chance at a comeback.
Thomas could be moved over to Safety from Cornerback which GM Jerry Reese hinted previously, but that is to be determined. Thomas has been training in Pensacola, Florida and recently began running outside of a pool, so he is making progress and hungry for another chance at a return. The only question that remains is – will he stay healthy? If he does, the Giants add depth in the secondary and retain a guy they drafted in the second round out of USC…for what could be a “bargain”. However, only one other NFL player has ever made it back from three torn ACLs – Thomas Davis (Carolina Panthers’ linebacker). We at least know that Thomas is excited as he Tweeted “Guess whose back??? along with a picture of himself wearing his #24 Giants helmet.