Walter Thurmond Deserving of Philadelphia Eagles Starting Safety Spot

September 1, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Of all the Philadelphia Eagles' question marks entering the 2015 preseason, perhaps none was bigger than the one at safety.
There was Malcolm Jenkins, who proved to be an excellent fit for the defensive scheme last season, and...Walter Thurmond?
That's right. The scene was so bleak for the Eagles at safety that Thurmond asked if he could move from his natural position at cornerback after the draft. The change made sense in theory, and reports coming out of spring OTAs were glowing, but there was no way of knowing how the experiment would turn out until they got into games.
So far, preseason games have been an extension of what was reported during OTAs and what we saw all summer at training camp. Thurmond has a knack for always being around the ball.
Thurmond recorded interceptions in each of the past two games for the Eagles. The first was a pass batted in the air by cornerback Nolan Carroll. The second was a gift thrown right into Thurmond's stomach, which the conv...

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