The New York Giants and Terrell Thomas have been negotiating a deal for weeks, and the two sides agreed on a four year, $28 million deal.
The former USC Trojan is coming off his second ACL injury, so the deal is likely to include lots of incentives or bonuses, with Thomas having to prove he can come back healthy.
He already did so once, as he tore an ACL in college, so there is not much doubt he can do it again. Thomas is excited to return.
“I definitely wanted to come back here–this is home for me,” Thomas said. “Coming off an injury, it’s better to come back to the same team–you know the personnel and the staff and they know you. You know the defense. My first choice was here, but I did open my eyes a little bit to free agency in case the Giants didn’t re-sign me. So I’m happy to be back.
“The talks started immediately. They told me right when the Super Bowl was over they’d start talking about a contract and that’s exactly what happened. They went back and forth with my agent, as any contract negotiation would. I think we agreed on the numbers by Saturday night or Sunday morning. Then it was just going over some language in the contract.”