Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Host CB Terrell Thomas

According to Field Yates of ESPN Boston, the New England Patriots had cornerback Terrell Thomas in for a tryout yesterday.

The New England Patriots continue to monitor the veteran free-agent pool, hosting cornerback Terrell Thomas for a workout on Thursday.

Obviously this is just Bill Belichick doing his job, paying his dues on each available player, but I seriously hope the Pats don’t sign this guy. As Yates notes, he missed the 2011, and 2012 seasons with knee injuries, before finally getting back on the field last year. And when he was on the field, he wasn’t that great. According to ‘Advanced NFL Stats’, Thomas ranked 26th in the league in ‘WPA’ (positive win probability added), and 50th in ‘EPA’ (positive expected points added).

In addition to this, New England already has a loaded secondary. Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Logan Ryan, Alfonzo Dennard, Kyle Arrington, and Devin McCourty are all terrific players, and I honestly don’t see where Thomas would fit. I don’t think anything will come from this tryout, but with Belichick, you never know.

In his six year career with the Giants, Thomas racked up 298 tackles, 12 interceptions, seven forced fumbles, and three sacks (remember, he did miss two of those seasons due to knee injuries).


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