New York Giants’ CB Terrell Thomas had to sit out the 2012 season because of problems with his ACL. That ACL was initially torn during the 2011 preseason, and Thomas missed that entire season as well. Thomas also tore his ACL back in his days at USC, so Thomas is walking on thin ice as far as his health is concerned.
The Giants signed Thomas to a four-year deal, but he needed to stay healthy in order for it to be guaranteed. Since Thomas did not play this season, Thomas is now a free agent and his career is up in limbo. When Thomas was a starter, he was effective and he was the Giants’ best corner. The Giants struggled at that position this year, especially when CB Prince Amukamara missed a couple of games.
Thomas isn’t sure if the Giants will take him back, and general manager Jerry Reese hasn’t indicated what he’ll do with Thomas yet. Reese did suggest Thomas switch to safety so it can be easier on his knees. Dr. James Andrews performed the third operation on Thomas, so hopefully it’s strong to where he can perform again at a high level.
As valuable as Thomas has been in his short career with the Giants, it may be best for the Giants to cut ties with him. It would be nice to have him healthy and ready to help this porous defense. However, there is that fear that he can re-injure the ACL, and he would be useless for the Giants if he were to miss another year.
Thomas should work on getting completely healthy and remaining healthy. There is no way of predicting the future, so he wouldn’t know if he can remain healthy. However, that is the plan as Thomas will attempt to take another shot at it.