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Former New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas Works Out for Detroit Lions

May 28th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Former New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas worked out for the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, only a few short days after having a tryout with the New England Patriots.

Thomas has a drawn quite a bit of interest from teams this offseason, having also worked out for the Oakland Raiders and Carolina Panthers, but has not yet caught on for whatever reason. However, it's not likely knee-related.

The 28-year-old cornerback finally recovered from two consecutive ACL tears and surgeries in 2011 and 2012 to play his first regular season action in nearly three years this past season and showed glimpses of his old self when he was the next up and coming great cornerback, even winning an NFC Defensive Player of the Week award.

Despite missing two straight years, Thomas played in all 16 games for the Giants and started in seven of them and made 67 total tackles with an interception and a sack. After the 2011 season, which was following his first ACL tear with the team, he had signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the Giants in free agency, but he re-tore his ACL again that summer, which lead to his contract getting re-structured into a one-year deal for the 2013 with hopes of getting his NFL career back on track.

Thomas is one of three former Giants corners who remain on the market and looking for work. Aaron Ross and Corey Webster are the two others, with Ross having also worked out for the Lions earlier this offseason.

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10 Responses to “Former New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas Works Out for Detroit Lions”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    Once again, I hope TT and Aaron Ross find work. Both really good guys.

    I hope Corey Webster gets eaten by a Bayou Gator. Any good feelings I had about him disappeared when I found out he decided to dog it last season because he thought the contract he signed was “disrespectful” (a million bucks full of disrespect and a contract no one put a gun to his head to sign).

  2.  Fran2Eli says:

    A clear indicator as to why the Giants cut ties with so many, and drafted as they did. I hope those who remain are naturally team motivated or if not have now gotten the message. FF55, I think the jury is still out on Nicks as well.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Agreed. It sure seems now that Nicks was a “problem” that the team was happy to rid itself of as soon as possible. Too bad. Lots of talent there, but I like what they’re doing to flush out the bad apples.

      •  Nosh.0 says:

        I don’t want to jump on Nicks because I never thought he was dogging it, just thought he couldn’t get open any more. But they were breaking down film of him the other day on the NBC sports football show, Pro football talk I think is the name, and they showed some really lazy routes from #88. Then of course showed ODB running routes and called him the best route runner in this years draft.

  3.  Nosh.0 says:

    Also props to Dan for now basically running the site by himself. Maybe this was always the case, but I see now that the site currently only has 2 writers. And still we’re getting 4-5 Giants articles in May. Way to hustle kid!

  4.  Kevros says:

    Obviously, a lot can change in the next 100 days but the first team offensive line today was:

    LT- James Brewer
    LG – Geoff Schwartz
    C – J.D. Walton
    RG – Chris Snee
    RT – Justin Pugh

    Very interesting that they are giving Brewer a shot at LT first with Beatty still rehabbing…

    •  Nosh.0 says:

      I think Richburg has to be starting come opening day. Either at center or Guard. If he isn’t then TC needs a swift kick in the @-s$. That or Chris Snee is playing like he’s 5 years younger, which is not going to happen. Ideally Snee needs to be depth this year.

      •  Kevros says:

        I think that’s wishful thinking. Snee will be handed his job to start the season.

        The second unit was Charles Brown, Brandon Mosley, Dallas Reynolds, Weston Richburg, and Troy Kropog. So at least Richburg is practicing at RG…

        •  Nosh.0 says:

          You’re right, it probably is wishful thinking. And that’s too bad, because Richburg playing over Snee gives the Giants a better chance to win in both the present and future.

          I know many Giants fans find it hard to fathom why TC, a head coach who brought us 2 SB’s, is not universally loved and supported by Giants fans. Look no further than him starting broken down veterans over more talented youngsters. And also unwavering loyalty to coordinators and offensive and defensive schemes that have passed their expiration date. See Huffnagel, Tim Lewis, Gilbride, and I’m still up in the air about Perry Fewell. It’s very frustrating from a fans perspective.

          Tom Coughlin is a great HC and CEO of a football team. But his flaws i.e. stubborness hurts this team too often. He certainly shouldn’t be fired, as I said above he’s a great HC. He just needs to be kept in check every once in a while.

          Another great example of coaches being stubborn and why you don’t give them full control over an organization is Chip Kelly. I think the guy will turn out to be a pretty good HC. But you can’t let him run your draft room. That’s insane. Also, how on earth do you cut Desean Jackson? Unless you think he’s the next Aarron Hernandez there is no way you can cut that guy. So what if he has a bad attitude. As Accorsi used to say to TC, “If you wan’t to coach boy scouts go to west point. This is the NFL.” That DJax loss is huge for that offense. Makes them much easier to defend now, as you don’t need to keep a safety deep or double anyone. O.K. rant over.

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