New York Giants Secondary Remains a Mystery

By Devin O'Barr
Corey Webster with a tackle
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Many NFL fans call the time when football games end the offseason, but the New York Giants fans can easily refer to it as the time when Terrell Thomas gets hurt. The former USC Trojan has only broken Giants fans’ hearts by missing each of the last two seasons due to injury. Thomas has only been in the league for five seasons, but given his knack for injury he might as well be going on his 15th season.

Thomas was a standout in his third season, but that 2010 season is the last that we have seen of the 28-year-old defensive back. While he wasn’t quite an All-Pro when he was healthy, I think anyone in Giants camp would tell you that this guy was one of the most talented cornerbacks in the NFL. There is plenty of time for Thomas to go down with an injury, but as of now the cornerback remains healthy and raring to make an impact at the professional level once again.

Even with Thomas on schedule to return, the Giants still have questions in a secondary that was exposed for much of the 2012 season. Corey Webster was exceptionally awful last season and it was a big blow to New York as Webster is entering the last year of his hefty contract. Luckily, Webster agreed to take a pay cut which will save the team $4.5M.

Prince Amukamara is the guy that I would keep my eye on as he was highly touted as a rookie and is entering his third NFL season with just 18 games under his belt. Hopefully the former 19th overall pick can make a difference in the Giants secondary as this team needs all hands on deck when defending Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.

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