Thomas will be reunited with his former USC coach in Pete Carroll, as he agreed to terms on a deal with the current and defending Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks, as Adam Caplan of NFL.com reported.
The 2013 season was the first time in two full seasons that Thomas had played football for the Giants, as he suffered torn ACL's in 2011 and 2012 which required season-ending surgery and kept him out. Despite suffering the first torn ACL injury, the Giants made a commitment to Thomas and initially gave him a four-year, $28 million deal, but then he tore his second ACL during the summer of 2012 that kept him out of action for that year and lead to some speculation that not only would the Giants possibly cut him, but Thomas' career could be over.
But the Giants believed in Thomas and gave him the chance to rehab the injury on their watch as the team restructured his deal into a one-year agreement for 2013 and Thomas was able to play in all 16 games for the Giants last season; something that was a major surprise to everyone around the league and to the Giants themselves. While Thomas wasn't the same, explosive player who was turning into one of the better corners in the league like he was in 2010, he still looked like a pretty decent football player that could make contributions.
However, with the Giants re-shaping their entire secondary; adding on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond and Zack Bowman, there wasn't a spot left on the team for Thomas and after six years in the league, he would need to find a new home, which he finally did after seven months on the open market.
Thomas will likely take Thurmond's spot on the Seattle depth chart as the slot corner; something Thomas earned for the Giants while working his way back from injuries. He'll also be joining the secondary known as the "Legion of Boom" which features Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Brandon Browner joined the New England Patriots this past spring in free agency, so Thomas will have a chance to fight for a spot in Seattle during training camp.
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