Terrell Thomas was just hoping to get back into the NFL and get back onto the field for the New York Giants after spending the last two years recovering from two consecutive ACL tears and surgeries, which cost him the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
This past Sunday, Thomas played in his first professional game since 2010 by playing at cornerback against Dallas Cowboys; making seven total tackles; six of which were solo tackles, and showed signs of playing like his former self against the Cowboys.
On Thursday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News spoke to Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, who said that Thomas has been playing so well to the point where he has made him the starting slot corner going forward in the season.
With that, Thomas surpasses both Aaron Ross and Jayron Hosley on the depth chart, as Corey Webster and Prince Amukamara are the two main starters; although if Amukamara can't play for the Giants on Sunday against the Denver Broncos due to the concussion suffered in Dallas, Ross would likely get bumped up to be the starter opposite Webster.
For Thomas to move up the depth chart that quickly is an extremely good sign for the Giants defense, as well as for Thomas in his comeback attempt. The 28-year-old was a former second-round pick of the team back in the 2008 NFL Draft and everyone had very high hopes for him, as he recorded 11 interceptions in his first three seasons and was regarded as the team's best cover corner on the verge of greatness in the league.
But the domino effect happened to Thomas, as he tore his ACL playing against the Chicago Bears in the preseason two summers ago and then tore it again last summer during the Giants training camp, so it made sense for the team to bring him back slowly in the preseason. Now, after fighting hard for the last two years to just get back on the field, Thomas is slowly but surely re-establishing himself in Fewell's defense.
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