The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants CB Walter Thurmond.
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NFL.com reported on Wednesday morning that the Eagles had made the official announcement that they had signed Thurmond to a one-year deal – his second in a row.
Thurmond played in spot duty for the Seattle Seahawks from 2010 to 2013, playing in 34 games and getting eight starts. His breakout season came in 2013 – Seattle’s Super Bowl championship season – when he started 12 games, recorded his first career INT along with an INT-TD, first career sack, a forced fumble and fumble recovery, along with a career-high 37 tackles.
After the 2013 season ended, the Seahawks chose not to re-sign Thurmond. He became a free agent and signed with the New York Giants on a one year deal. Unfortunately, Thurmond tore his pectoral in Week 2 and missed the rest of the 2014 season.
It is worth noting that Thurmond was yet another player who played for Eagles head coach Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon. He is one of several former Oregon players Kelly has brought to the Eagles this offseason including Buffalo Bills LB Kiko Alonso.