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Seattle Seahawks, Former New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas Agree to Deal

July 29th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
By Doug Rush

Terrell Thomas was a free agent for seven months, waiting for a chance and an opportunity to play again in the NFL. He finally got the call on Monday from a pretty good team.

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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8 Responses to “Seattle Seahawks, Former New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas Agree to Deal”

  1.  rlhjr says:

    He’ll help the hawks because he’s a quality individual and he comes to play and compete every Sunday.

    But he won’t help Seattle nearly as much as Thurmond will help the Giants.

  2.  BigBlueGiant says:

    Good for TT, Not so sure he makes the roster though. I think this is his former college coach giving him one last crack to see if there’s anything left in the kid.

  3.  G Fan since Ninteen Forty Eight says:

    Good for TT. Hope he makes the roster and has plans beyond this year.

  4.  fanfor55years says:

    I wish him well, but I’ll stick with my statements over the past year that he has lost enough that he simply cannot cover deep any longer and will have real trouble in the slot if he is asked to play at all tight to any receiver but a tight end who is not primarily a receiver. Put him on a Victor Cruz and he’d be continually embarrassed.

    TT can still do well coming forward to help against the run and can still play off a receiver and tackle him after the catch, but he’s now a decent journeyman and nothing better. I’m sure Pete Carroll will give him every opportunity to make it, but he may prove a late cut. I hope not. Good kid. It’s really too bad that he was just a misstep away from being set for life financially.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    I sure hope that 70% bogey doesn’t get into the heads of the coaches and Eli. I like the idea of the fast-paced West Coast offense but ONLY if it’s blended with Eli’s strengths, which certainly include throwing deep and accurately when the defense has been lured up by the running game and short passes.

    There’s nothing wrong with some interceptions that are the result of trying to make game-changing plays. There’s nothing wrong with a 63-65% completion rate. There’s nothing wrong with spreading the field by occasionally throwing a deep ball that you hope will be caught but is just as much about forcing the safeties back so you can open up the running game and the area 5-15 yards from the LOS for the West Coast throws.

    I’ll be sorely disappointed, and displeased, if this offense doesn’t continue to go over the top when the opportunity presents itself. We know that Eli, Victor Cruz, and Mario Manningham can get that done, because they have already done so. And it’s reasonable to expect that the same can be said in 2014 of Beckham and Randle. That’s a weapon. It has to be used at least enough to force defensive coordinators to worry about it and plan for it. But more than that, it should be used to win games.

    •  G Fan since Ninteen Forty Eight says:

      How many of the really great QBs had a 70% completion before the WC offense. NONE. WINNING IS ALL THAT MATTERS!!!!!!!

  6.  GmenMania says:

    UUT

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