Walter Thurmond Retires: Latest Comments and Reaction

May 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Safety Walter Thurmond announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, confirming the news to Les Bowen of Philly.com.
"That is official," Thurmond told Bowen.
ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Rand Getlin first reported on the retirement.
Thurmond, 28, spent six seasons in the NFL, playing with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. He had a resurgent season in his one year with the Eagles, registering 71 tackles, three interceptions, two sacks and two forced fumbles in 16 games, the first full season of his career.
Pro Football Focus highlighted his high level of play when it came to getting after opposing quarterbacks:
Injuries hampered Thurmond for much of his time in the NFL. He missed 44 of a possible 80 games in his first five seasons with Seattle and New York after being a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2010.
In Seattle, he played in the famed Legion of Boom with Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam C...

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