The starting slot corner from one year ago signed a one-year deal today. It's the latest in a pretty cool comeback story of Thomas', as he has fought tooth and nail to come back from not one, not two, but three ACL tears over the course of his career.
He was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft and proceeded to have a pretty good career here. In 2013, he played almost exclusively in the slot (although subbed in for an injured Corey Webster/Trumaine McBride at times outside). He had a middling +0.7 grade from Pro Football Focus.
Thomas' best year here was in 2009, where he posted a stat line of 85 tackles, five interceptions, 18 passes defensed, one sack, and one forced fumble.
He goes to the Seattle Seahawks as a depth signing, backing up their starting slot corner Byron Maxwell. In a bit of a coincidence, he lost his job from the Giants after they poached Seattle's starting slot corner, Walter Thurmond III. I'd say that was a clear win for New York, however, as Thurmond is one of the premier slot CBs in the league and posted a +4.2 coverage grade in a down year last year.
Thomas is the latest in a long line of recent New Giant departures, but there's always a possibility he comes back. The Giants had Mario Manningham, Brandon Jacobs, Aaron Ross, among others leave before returning back to the team.
In any case, we leave you with a GIF of one of Thomas' brighter moments of last season, taking down Philadelphia Eagle Matt Barkley, because, hey, who doesn't want to see that?