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Signed on March 12, one year, $715,000
After 2011, the Giants had to make a choice between Aaron Ross and Terrell Thomas.
The Giants decided to sign Thomas long-term and let Ross walk away as a free agent to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Unfortunately, they lost Thomas for a second straight season due to a partially torn ACL, and weakened their thin secondary.
During 2012, I kept saying to myself, the Giants could really use Aaron Ross right about now, and five minutes before the news broke, I was writing a story stating why the Giants should explore getting Ross back.
And then, on the first day of free agency, Ross came home to the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft.
Ross never wanted to leave the Giants and had always thought once he was done with Jacksonville, he would come back to New York.
Instead of three years away, it was just one year and he was quickly brought back after being cut by Jacksonville.
Ross brings depth and will provide veteran leadership along with Corey Webster to youngsters Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley.
Ross had his struggles in 2011 late in the season, but for depth purposes, Ross can still be an effective corner in the Giants secondary.