Last night in the Giants’ 41-13 preseason win over the Bears, the Giants suffered a monumental loss in Terrell Thomas, as the CB tore his ACL. Thomas is player I’ve always thought very highly of, as he simply makes plays (5 INTs and 4 FFs in 2010).
The Giants are now extremely thin at the corner position, with Prince Amukamara already missing the first half of the season, Bruce Johnson having previously torn his Achilles, and surprise camp standout Brian Witherspoon spraining his MCL last night as well. The only thing missing from Thomas’ game was consistency, and all reports were that Thomas was having an excellent camp. The Star-Ledger’s Mike Garafolo hit all the major points, including this quote from Tom Coughlin:
“That’s the part of the game that just makes you shake your head,” Coughlin said, adding: “We’ll have to address it. We’ll just have to make some decisions, whether or not there are any (free agents) out there that we can bring in or shuffle some guys around.”
Regarding the available free agents still on the market, the pickings are slim, but at least it’s not as bad as what was left at the TE position when Kevin Boss unexpectedly left for Oakland. I suspect the Giants will likely lob a call into Kelvin Hayden and/or Randall Gay: