The Seattle Seahawks have added some more depth to the Legion of Boom, signing veteran corner back Terrell Thomas to a one-year deal on Monday.
ESPN’s Adam Caplan first reported the deal:
Terrell Thomas has agreed to a deal with the #Seahawks, source confirmed.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 28, 2014
Thomas spent the past six seasons with the New York Giants, starting 41 games and recording 235 tackles and 12 interceptions.
He missed the 2011 and 2012 seasons with knee injuries but had a strong year last season.
He made 58 tackles in 16 games, though he only started seven of them. Thomas will bring experience to the secondary as well as the ability to play from the slot.
He was primarily used last year as the Giants’ nickel corner.
The Seahawks already have Jeremy Lane, Phillip Adams, and Akeem Auguste competing for the chance to play as Seattle’s nickelback, so it will be interesting to see what kind of competition Thomas brings to the table.
Thomas played for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll at USC from 2004-07 and expressed excitement about playing in Seattle:
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
The Thomas signing means the Seahawks will need to waive a member of their 90-man roster.