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New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas Met with Carolina Panthers on Tuesday

March 19th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
By Douglas Rush

There was a growing feeling that Terrell Thomas wouldn't be back with the New York Giants when he made his first free agent visit with the Oakland Raiders last week before even receiving an offer from his old team.

When the team proceeded to sign Walter Thurmond of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of the Denver Broncos on Monday, it all but sealed Thomas playing career in New York and signaled that Thomas likely wouldn't be back with the team, especially since Thurmond is a slot corner just like Thomas, and so he will continue to search for a place to call home in 2014.

On Tuesday, Thomas made his next free agent stop in that search, as Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports tweeted that he made a visit with the Carolina Panthers.

Thomas landing in Carolina would make a lot of sense given the Giants connection with former scout and director of pro personnel David Gettleman serving as the team's general manager. Former Giants WR Domenik Hixon was with the Panther last year, but is now with the Chicago Bears. Super Bowl XLVI hero Chase Blackburn is in the second year of his deal with the Panthers, so if Thomas signed there, he would reunite with at least one former teammate.

The Panthers lost one of their top cornerbacks last week in Captain Munnerlyn, who left town to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, thus the interest in Thomas, plus as Garafolo mentioned, Antoine Cason as well.

Thomas returned to the Giants in 2013 to play for the first time in over two years after suffering ACL tears in the summers of 2011 and 2012, both of which required surgery and extensive rehab time. In all 16 games played, the 29-year-old Thomas made 67 total tackles with an interception and a sack. For his career, he has 12 interceptions in 60 games played.

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11 Responses to “New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas Met with Carolina Panthers on Tuesday”

  1.  PittsburghJim says:

    Looks like the Panthers will be doing the Falcon shuffle this year.
    STEEP plunge into the abyss after nice Playoff run.

    Lost: Steve Smith, LaFell, Hixon, Ginn….and Capt Munnerlyn, Mike Mitchell and Jordan Gross. Looked at Hakeem and said NO THX. Now….looking at TT. Love him, but REALLY? That’s your FA mindset Dave G?

    Wow, rough offseason.

  2.  Dirt says:

    This Jets situation is wack. It’s not like they have a short-term or long-term history of winning to lean on.

    So to think for one second it’s a good idea for the GM to not get the pieces his coach wants because he wants him out (just after his owner extended him) – c’mon man. Does that GM really think he’s going to keep his own job after this mess?

    •  Krow says:

      But it’s fun to watch. Car-crash fascinating.

    •  jfunk says:

      I really hope the Jets sign Vick. Just for the lols.

      I know a few Jets fans. They’re a depressed lot. They just shake their heads every time they listen to people criticize Eli and Coughlin…they’d love to have our “problems”.

    •  jerseyrich says:

      I actually like Rex now (after despising him back when he was a blowhard azzclown). He is obviously getting screwed and he should call that clown Idzek onto the carpet….if he loses his job he’ll quickly get another one. He’s shoveling you-know-what against the tide by being the head coach of that disgusting organization.

  3.  Krow says:

    So … I think we’re basically done with free agency. Great moves … wild ride … now focus shifts to the draft.

    •  jerseyrich says:

      We still have over 3.5 mill left which is the 5th lowest total in the league…why stop now?

      •  Krow says:

        You need some cap for emergencies and draft picks. Of course they could restructure players if necessary. However I suspect they’re done … except for a vet min or two.

  4.  Dirt says:

    Speaking of well-run franchises, can we get a few more Jerry Reese understudies out in the league? Gettleman is doing a fantastic job of building on his team’s success.

  5.  skinnydoogan says:

    TT is a great guy, good story, but I am glad e moved on. The Jets yearly derailment never gets old, Krow is right, it’s like having to stop and look at a horrible car accident out of sheer morbid curiosity.

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