Thomas: Talks with Giants 'going very well'

Terrell Thomas says talks are going well with the Giants and that the team does not want him to hit the free-agent market.

Thomas is one of the Giants' 21 unrestricted free agents and both Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese say they want the cornerback back. Thomas also has said he wants to return and has been confident about negotiations with the team.

“When you do the study on people coming off injury, the best possibility is always to return to the same team that you were previously with," Thomas said while appearing on SiriusXM NFL radio. "They know you best. Obviously this industry is a business so I’m definitely open to free agency.

"But the talks with the Giants are going very well," he said. "I don’t think they want me to hit the free-agent market and so we’ll know in a couple of weeks whether I’m a free agent or I return to the New York Giants.”

Thomas also said his rehab from a torn ACL suffered in the preseason last year is “doing really good” and that he is “very confident in my knee right now.”

"I’m pretty much at a good-paced jog," Thomas said. "Not a sprint but a nice jog. I’m cutting, jumping and next week I start cutting on the grass and get fitted for my knee brace so it’s picking up. The fun part of rehab is definitely there. I’m doing lunges and squats. I’m squatting 300 pounds 10 times so I’m definitely confident and just looking forward to coming back in 2012 and showing everybody how hard I worked in this offseason.”