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Terrell Thomas Back with New York Giants on a New Deal, and More NFC East News

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 05:  Terrell Thomas #24 of the New York Giants fires up the crowd against the Washington Redskins on December 5, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Redskins 31-7.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistFebruary 12, 2013

Terrell Thomas' NFL career is cat-like. The veteran cornerback's right ACL has now undergone three separate surgical procedures, and yet Thomas is in the process of making yet another comeback with the New York Giants

On Monday, Thomas signed a new, one-year contract with the Giants, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

The expectations are low considering the 28-year-old's history, but the good news is that Thomas is willing to do whatever it takes to make things work, and that includes making a switch to safety. 

"At this point, I don't care if they move me to kicker," Thomas said, per Vrentas. "I just want to play football."

Vrentas points out that Carolina's Thomas Davis played in 15 games last season after suffering three ACL tears in a three-year span, so there is a precedent here. And Thomas apparently hasn't had swelling in a month and a half, so he's on the right track.

On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East...


Dallas Cowboys

From's Calvin Watkins: Barring inevitable restructures, 10 players will cost the Cowboys nearly $90 million against the cap in 2013.

From Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telelgram: The Cowboys signed a guard and a defensive tackle on Monday.


New York Giants

Also from Vrentas: David Diehl pleaded guilty to a months-old drunk driving charge on Monday.

From Sports Business Daily: Next year's New York Super Bowl could be delayed "several days in the event of a weather emergency."


Philadelphia Eagles

From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Eagles don't like putting labels on their defense

From Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News: Chip Kelly is a work in progress in front of the media.


Washington Redskins

From Rich Campbell of the Washington Times: The Redskins have hired Keith Burns to replace the departed Danny Smith as special teams coach. 

From Rich Tandler of Real Redskins: Supply and demand could make it easier for the 'Skins to bring in a free-agent offensive tackle.

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