The NFL hasn’t been kind to former Southern Cal Trojans’ cornerback Terrell Thomas. Thomas’ career got off to a fine start and he became a very valuable and solid defender for the New York Giants. However, after three healthy seasons, Thomas tore his ACL in 2011. A year later, he attempted to return but again tore the ACL in the same knee, keeping him for the entire 2011 and 2012 seasons.
After staying relatively injury-free in 2013, Thomas became a free agent.
Thomas visited several different teams, including the Oakland Raiders (he visited along with his former Giants’ teammate, defensive end Justin Tuck, who wound up inking a deal with the Raiders), Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. All of those teams had a need cornerback at the time, but have soon filled up their roster with the Patriots, who signed former New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ cornerback Darrelle Revis and former Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Brandon Browner, making the most high-profile moves.
On Monday, Thomas finally found a home. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN and SiriusXM Radio, Thomas has inked a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, reuniting with his college coach, Pete Carroll.
Terrell Thomas has agreed to a deal with the #Seahawks, source confirmed.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 28, 2014
Thomas was originally selected by the Giants with the 63rd overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. After playing in 12 games a rookie, Thomas played in all 32 games over the 2009 and 2010 seasons and had five interceptions in each season. After those injury-ravaged seasons in 2011 and 2012, Thomas played in all 16 games and had 67 tackles and one interception.