Once the New York Giants re-signed Terrell Thomas, it was expected that fellow cornerback Aaron Ross, an unrestricted free agent would find a new team. That happened late Monday when Ross signed a three-year, $15.3-million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ross, the Giants No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, had an injury-filled five seasons with the Giants. He was, however, a starting cornerback on two Super Bowl-winning teams. Ross took over in 2011 when Thomas tore his ACL in preseason and had his best season. He set career highs in tackles (60), interceptions (4) and passes defensed (12).
With Ross in Jacksonville, the Giants are obviously expecting that Thomas will return to form following his second ACL surgery. That also means they are planning an increased role for Prince Amakumara, the team’s No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft who missed much of last season with a broken foot. Amukamara was recently spotted on crutches after receiving an injection to aid the healing in the injured foot.
The Giants also re-signed veteran cornerbacks Justin Tryon and Michael Coe, each of whom spent part of last season on injured reserve.