Cornerback Terrell Thomas has worked out a new deal to remain with the Giants in 2013 and will attempt another comeback from ACL surgery, the third of his career.

The fan favorite agreed to a new one-year contract Monday, essentially a reworked deal considering he likely would have been set free next month when the team was scheduled pay him a $6 million option bonus.

Thomas, 28, has missed the last two seasons after tearing the ACL in his right knee in consecutive summers.

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis made it back to the NFL last season, the only documented player to return from three torn ACLs and play in the NFL.

"It's been a long two years," Thomas said in a team release. "It's definitely been a test of my will. But it's made me a stronger person."

Giants GM Jerry Reese expressed interest in bringing Thomas back last month and indicated he might have to consider a position switch from cornerback to safety because of the toll his knee surgeries have taken on his body.

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