The Seahawks have beefed up the competition in their secondary by today signing veteran cornerback Terrell Thomas, a free agent who played most recently for the New York Giants and played in college at USC when Pete Carroll was coach.
The signing was first reported by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports and then confirmed later by Thomas himself:
Im so thankful for the Seattle Seahawks giving me an opportunity to continue my dream. Can't wait to hit the field with my new teammates!
— Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24) July 28, 2014
It was also confirmed by Thomas’ agent, Doug Hendrickson:
@TerrellThomas24 kick Ass in Seattle
— Doug Hendrickson (@DHendrickson41) July 28, 2014
(Interestingly, Hendrickson is also the agent for Marshawn Lynch).
Adan Caplan of ESPN reported it is a one-year deal for Thomas.
Thomas became a free agent after playing out a one-year deal he signed in 2013 with the Giants, a season in which he returned to play after having missed the previous two years with knee injuries (good detail on that here).
And here’s another a story on Thomas from June noting his efforts at signing again with a team after having had three ACL surgeries.
Thomas played mostly in the slot last season and the Seahawks could be looking for some veteran depth there at a spot where Jeremy Lane is the presumed starter. Another free agent signee, Phillip Adams, has usually been the backup there early in camp.
He said in January he hoped to be a starter this season.
Seattle would have to waive a player off of its 90-man roster to make room for Thomas.