PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with CB Walter Thurmond III on a one-year contract.
A fourth-round draft choice of Seattle in the 2010 NFL Draft, Thurmond (5-11, 190) has appeared in 36 career games (nine starts) for the Seahawks (2010-13) and the New York Giants (2014) over his five-year career. After signing with the Giants during the 2014 offseason, Thurmond saw action in two games before being placed on Injured Reserve after tearing his pectoral in a Week 2 loss vs. Arizona (9/14).
Thurmond, 27, has collared 84 tackles, one interception, 16 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his five seasons in the NFL. He was a valuable member of the Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seahawks in 2013.
A collegiate standout at Oregon, Thurmond played in 41 games, recording 254 tackles, 12 interceptions and five touchdowns, while also serving as the team’s kickoff and punt returner. He hails from West Covina, CA.