The ink is flowing as Trojans find new homes

On Monday, the Giants locked up Trojan cornerback Terrell Thomas with a new contract. He joins Thomas Williams, Fred Davis and Chilo Rachal, who were signed by the Jags, Redskins and Niners last week. That leaves the first round selections, Keith Rivers, Sedrick Ellis, Sam Baker, and Lawrence Jackson with contracts still pending.

Rachal made good on his early entry into the NFL. Although it was premature, I could never question a decision based on medical needs for a family, and no method of payment for procedures. Thomas Williams, though he saw the field sparingly, joins Chauncey Washington in Jacksonville, and is likely to spend most of his rookie year as a member of the special teams unit. The Giants experimented with Terrell Thomas as a safety in OTA’s, but were very impressed with his coverage skills at his cornerback position. Fred Davis becomes a piece to Jim Zorn’s West Coast Offense in D.C, and hopefully he uses some of his money to purchase a new alarm clock.

First round signings don’t come as quickly, as there is a severe drop off in the amount of guaranteed money from rounds one and two. First round agents also wait to see the trickle down effect, to better evaluate their asking price. Ellis’ money may be influenced by Dorsey’s signing, plus we’ve never gone a season without first round hold outs. Rumor has it that Ellis may be one of those in 2008.

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~ by Anthony on July 22, 2008.

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