On Sunday night, the Seahawks announced that they released Thomas as part of their efforts to get the roster down to 75 players before Tuesday's deadline, as Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported.
Thomas was a free agent for over four months before signing with the Seahawks on July 29, but was unable to move up the depth chart and once the team realized that Thomas wasn't in their long-term plans, much less their plans for the 2014 season, they made the tough decision to cut the veteran after a month on the team.
The Giants decided not to bring back Thomas after they signed former Seahawks corner Walter Thurmond back in March, thus ending a tenure between the Giants and Thomas that began when they drafted him out of USC back in 2008. Thomas spent two seasons on injured reserve after tearing his ACL in 2011 and 2012.
One possibility for Thomas could be the New York Jets, as they have seen their cornerback depth depleted due to injuries, plus Thomas knows the area and the building. Another is the Oakland Raiders, who had Thomas in for a meeting earlier in the offseason as well.
Despite missing the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Thomas played the entire 2013 season and managed to not only stay healthy, but turned into the team's starting slot corner after starting out that summer well down on the depth chart.
Notes: The Jacksonville Jaguars have also released former New York Giants WR Ramses Barden.
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