Dec 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) makes a catch over New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks Sign CB Terrell Thomas

There has been an unexpected new addition to the Seahawks roster.

Adan Caplan of ESPN reported that former NY Giants defensive back Terrell Thomas has signed a one-year deal with Seattle, adding a little more depth to the already deep Seahawks secondary.

Thomas was originally drafted in the second round back in 2008.  He suffered a major setback when he tore his ACL in 2011, and then re-injured it the following spring, forcing him to miss two consecutive seasons.  He returned and had a solid season last year, and was able to remain on the field for all 16 games.

A series of injuries such as his perhaps scared off would-be suitors, but Terrell Thomas and Pete Carroll are very familiar with one another, since Thomas played under Carroll at USC during his college days.  As we all know very well, Carroll likes to roll the dice and give players a chance to make an impact on his roster.  This could be the very break Thomas has been hoping for.  It is believed that Thomas will likely be battling for the starting role in the slot with CB Jeremy Lane.

Seattle will need to waive a player from their 90-man roster in order to make room for Thomas, so be prepared to hear word of someone being sent back into the free agent pool soon.

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