Terrell Thomas has been snake-bit the past couple of years. He tore his ACL last year and the New York Giants thought that he may have done it again. It turns out it wasn’t that bad and Thomas had arthroscopic knee surgery.
Thomas, after consulting with two doctors, decided to go with the procedure that has about a six month recovery window. He had hoped that he just needed rest and rehab, however it appeared that that didn’t help and so the Giants put him on season ending IR.
That six month recover window goes into March a.k.a the start of free agency. Thomas signed a new four year deal with the Giants this year, however, the Giants put in protection for them by creating an option for next year where most of the money in the contract would be payed. I can’t see the Giants picking up that option.
Thomas could be back in a Giants uniform next year, however, he would have to come in at a similar deal that he signed for this past off-season. The Giants also need to do a better job of having an insurance plan for him if he isn’t healthy.
They let Aaron Ross go as a free agent. Prince Amukamara has had his own injury problems. Jayron Hosley was drafted this year, however, he only appeared on special teams in week one. As I have said before, the Giants could adjust and go to a three safety nickel look like they did last year.