Injury to Thomas has Ross back as Giants starter

While New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross won’t admit there is

a chip on his shoulder, it’s there.

Ross came to training camp as the somewhat forgotten man among

the cornerbacks.

Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas were the returning starters and

general manager Jerry Reese didn’t hesitate to take Prince

Amukamara in the first round when the Nebraska cornerback was

available with the 19th pick overall.

It left Ross in no man’s land. The Giants’ first-round pick in

2007 was down on the depth chart and fighting the stigma of being

injury-prone the past two seasons. He missed a good part of 2009

with hamstring issues and battled a painful foot injury most of

last season.

Three weeks into training camp, though, Ross is no longer an

afterthought.