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Terrell Thomas | Defensive Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
College: USC
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Free agent CB Terrell Thomas visited the Panthers.
Thomas would be a cheap, veteran flier for the Panthers' under-construction secondary. Thomas visited the Raiders last week, but has otherwise drawn little interest. He's Rotoworld's No. 2 remaining corner. Mar 18 - 6:29 PM

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The Giants have yet to make an offer to free agent CB Terrell Thomas.

Thomas visited with the Raiders this week, but hasn't drawn much interest. The Giants are fully expected to move on from him and have been linked to free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. It's possible Thomas could return to New York on a team-friendly deal if he doesn't like the offers he receives on the open market. Thomas, 29, is Rotoworld's No. 4 remaining free-agent corner.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 15 - 2:53 PM

Free agent CB Terrell Thomas will visit the Raiders on Wednesday.

Thomas missed all of 2011-12 after suffering back-to-back ACL tears, but appeared in all 16 games last season. He played 588 snaps, notching one pick. Now 29 with an ominous injury history, Thomas shouldn't command much in the way of guaranteed money. He's the kind of veteran spare part Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has grown obsessed with.
Mar 12 - 12:16 PM

Free agent CB Terrell Thomas plans to hit the open market.

"If [the Giants] come back with something that's extremely favorable, I'd sign it," Thomas said. "But more than likely, I'm going to hit the market." Thomas appeared in all 16 games in 2013 after missing the 2011 and 2012 seasons with back-to-back torn ACLs. He said after the season that he wants to be a starter in 2014. Thomas recently turned 29 and is our No. 13 free-agent corner.
Feb 13 - 10:01 AM

Impending free agent CB Terrell Thomas wants to be a starter in 2014.

After missing the entire 2011 and 2012 seasons due to back-to-back torn ACLs, Thomas returned to appear in all 16 games as the Giants' nickel corner in 2013. He started seven of those games, making 67 tackles, one interception, and five pass breakups. "At the end of the day, whether it's at safety, corner, nickel, I want to start, 16 games, every game, contribute every game I can," Thomas said. "I want to get back to my old ways." Thomas turned 29 on Wednesday.
Jan 8 - 1:33 PM

Giants DB Terrell Thomas (knee surgery) will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

It's a good sign for a player coming back from his third torn ACL. Practicing at both corner and safety, Thomas hasn't appeared in a game since 2010.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 05:56:00 PM

Giants DB Terrell Thomas (knee surgery) says he's "pretty much back up to 100 percent."

Thomas was activated from the active/PUP list Tuesday, but he's going to be limited through the remainder of training camp as he tries to come back from a third torn right ACL. Coach Tom Coughlin initially declared Thomas a cornerback, before adding they'll use him "wherever we need him."
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Giants activated DB Terrell Thomas (knee) from active/PUP.

He's practicing as a cornerback. Thomas is coming off his third ACL tear in his right knee. The Giants will likely try to work the former corner in for some reps at safety in an effort to reduce stress on the joint. Thomas is a long shot to contribute this season. He hasn't played since 2010.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Giants DB Terrell Thomas will be limited in training camp as he works back from his third ACL tear.

Thomas estimates he's "85-90 percent" healthy, and says he's willing to play any position in the defensive backfield. "I truly don’t care if I play corner, nickel or safety," he said. "As long as I am on field; I feel I can be very productive." The Giants should consider anything Thomas adds a bonus in 2013.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 08:53:00 PM

Giants DB Terrell Thomas (torn ACL) has been working out individually at minicamp.

Thomas, 28, is rehabbing his third ACL tear in his right knee. He's been backpedaling and doing "light cutting," but the team is continuing to hold him out of football activities. It's anticipated Thomas will be moved to safety to reduce the stress on his knee, although the defensive back says his only concern right now is "getting back on the field." He's cleared to resume practicing at the start of camp.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 02:30:00 PM

Giants DB Terrell Thomas (torn ACL) says he has been cleared to resume football activities, but the team is holding him back as a precaution.

Thomas is trying to return from a third ACL tear in his right knee. He's expected to be limited to individual drills during OTAs and minicamp, but look for him to be back competing once training camp rolls around. The Giants are toying with the idea of moving Thomas to safety to lessen the stress on his knee.
Wed, May 29, 2013 08:40:00 PM

Giants GM Jerry Reese raised the notion of DB Terrell Thomas playing safety to lessen the wear and tear on his knee.

"In that safety role, it’s kind of like the nickel," said Thomas, who's torn his right ACL three times. "When we had the three-safety look, it’s pretty much nickel, it’s just a bigger nickel position. So I already know that position." Thomas said "the knee’s doing great," and he may soon begin individual on-field work.
Sat, May 25, 2013 11:59:00 AM

Giants DB Terrell Thomas' one-year contract has a base value of $700,000, with an additional $500,000 available via incentives.

Thomas received a $630,000 base salary, $35,000 signing bonus, and $35,000 offseason workout bonus. It's quite a fall from his previously scheduled $6.75 million. The new deal leaves open the possibility that the Giants could cut Thomas before Week 1 with very little sunk cost. Thomas, 28, is trying to mimic Panthers LB Thomas Davis' return from a third career ACL reconstruction.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Giants signed DB Terrell Thomas to a restructured contract.

Financial details should emerge this week, but it's expected to be a one-year, "prove-it" type deal where Thomas plays out the 2013 season in hopes of improving his 2014 market value. Thomas has torn his right ACL three times, the latest occurring in one of the first practices of 2012 training camp. He is expected to compete for sub-package duties at cornerback and/or safety this summer.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 02:49:00 PM

Giants DB Terrell Thomas (torn ACL) resumed jogging Tuesday.

Thomas is very familiar with the rehab process as this is his third ACL tear. "Overall no swelling, pain or discomfort so the first day of running really felt great," he said. The Giants will release Thomas before his $6 million bonus is due in March, but could bring him back on a minimum deal. GM Jerry Reese has already suggested that Thomas may be better off moving to safety going forward.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 09:26:00 AM

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