Former Oregon Cornerback Thurmond Signs with New York Giants


Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Late last week on social media Free Agent Cornerback Walter Thurmond began a Twitter war of sorts when he announced he was considering leaving and was set to visit the San Francisco 49ers. Well, that meeting did not pan out as the for the former Oregon Ducks as he signed with the New York Giants on Saturday. Thurmond is the fourth former Oregon player to sign with another team in the first week of the NFL Free Agency period.

His deal is for one year and is worth $3.5 million. Thurmond was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Seattle, but his career at the next level took some time to blossom. Issues with injuries plagued him for several seasons. He played in 34 of 64 games for the Seahawks starting just eight games in his time in the Pacific Northwest. His best season was last year, playing in twelve games and helping Seattle to the Super Bowl. Thurmond had his first interception and had three starts, mostly due to the suspension of Brandon Browner.

He gained solid experience on the field in the NFL and will now have a chance to excel with the New York Giants in 2014.

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