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:
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:
The Thomas signing means the Seahawks will need to waive a member of their 90-man roster.