Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Patriots work out free agent Terrell Thomas

Looking to add depth to the defensive side of the ball the New England Patriots have worked out defensive back Terrell Thomas.

Despite the addition of Darrell Revis, the New England Patriots still need depth at the cornerback position and Thomas does that.

Drafted 63rd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft, Terrell Thomas has had a steady career in the NFL, collecting 235 tackles (50 assisted), 7 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 12 interceptions in his career, looking to be a promising player for many years, but injuries played a hand in his career.

In September of 2008, Thomas dealt with hamstring issues. In August of 2011, Thomas was played on injured reserved for a torn ACL in the right knee. In August of 2012, Thomas was again placed on injured reserved, this time with another issue in the right knee. But he would bounce back in 2013, playing a full 16 games for the first time since the 2010 season. Starting in 7 of those 16 games, Thomas would go on to collect 58 tackles and one interception for the Giants.

Outside of football, Thomas is best known for stating that the NBA might not be ready for an openly gay player following Michael Sam’s announcement.

“The attention on him is going to bring attention to the team — unwanted attention, questions that the players, the coaches, the whole organization is going to have to answer — and that’s a lot for one player to carry by himself.”

Now with a chance to make the New England Patriots, Thomas’ could return to contending for a NBA championship. With Revis certain to be the number one cornerback on the depth chart and Alfonzo Dennard most likely to step in to number two spot, Thomas, if given a roster spot, would compete with the likes of Kyle Arrington, Brandon Browner, and Logan Ryan for the number three spot.

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