Originally posted on ProFootballTalk:
New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas has missed the last two seasons after twice tearing the ACL in his right knee. Add in a third tear of the ACL during his college career at USC and just getting back on the field will be a major accomplishment for Thomas.
One move the Giants are considering to help increase the possibility Thomas can return to form as an effective NFL player is to convert him to a safety. According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Giants general manager Jerry Reese has entertained the idea of moving Thomas to safety to better utilize his skills while trying to limit the strain on Thomas’ thrice repaired right knee.
Thomas has played safety before with the Giants as a nickel defender. Making the move to safety full-time is something Thomas was already planning for later in his career.