Eagles sign cornerback Walter Thurmond to one-year deal
The Philadelphia Eagles continued their flurry of moves under head coach Chip Kelly on Wednesday, signing free-agent cornerback Walter Thurmond to a one-year deal.
Thurmond joins Byron Maxwell – who got a six-year, $63 million contract – as key offseason acquisitions in the Eagles' secondary. That signing followed the Eagles' trade on Tuesday that included swapping quarterback Nick Foles for St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.
Thurmond is the 10th former Oregon Duck to join Kelly’s Eagles. He played under Kelly, who coached at Oregon from 2009-12, in 2009.
Thurmond is lauded for his skills as a nickel cornerback. He played only two games last season with the Giants, however, after suffering a pectoral muscle injury. He was on a one-year deal with the Giants after spending his first four seasons in the league with the Seattle Seahawks.