Giants re-sign Terrell Thomas
The Super Bowl Champion Giants have reached a new agreement with cornerback Terrell Thomas. The deal takes the former Trojan off the free agent market, and according to the Newark Star-Ledger, citing an unnamed source, is worth $28 million.
The full terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but speaking on Sirius Radio, the former Trojan stated that there is $11 million guaranteed, along with an option bonus. Thomas missed the entire 2011 campaign after tearing his ACL in a preseason game. That injury is the speculative reasoning behind the option, allowing the Giants an out, if there is noticeable decline in performance.
Thomas was a two-time All Pac 10 defender at USC. He was selected by the Giants in the second round of the 2008 draft, and led the franchise in tackles in 2010. The 2011 ACL injury is his second. He also suffered an ACL tear in 2005, while competing for Pete Carroll’s Trojans.