Walter Thurmond DB PHI 5 months ago

Thurmond (elbow/shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Thurmond practiced fully this week and looks like he'll check in at reasonable health in what represents a critical matchup for both teams' playoff hopes. With the Bills expected to utilize a run-heavy approach in Sunday's game, Thurmond could end up spending more time in the box, which should still lend itself to plenty of tackle opportunities. The safety has recorded 19 combined stops over his last two games.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 5 months ago

Thurmond (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Patriots.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After missing Wednesday's practice, Thurmond put in full practices Thursday and Friday and he'll be in the lineup at safety in a tough road test against the Patriots. Despite the matchup, he's been hot lately, as he's forced fumbles in two of his last three games.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 5 months ago

Thurmond (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in New England.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Thurmond missed Wednesday's practice but then logged full sessions both Thursday and Friday. He's had some issues in coverage the past few weeks, but with 20 tackles over the last three games, Thurmond still makes for a solid IDP choice.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 5 months ago

Thurmond (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Following an upgrade from DNP to full in the first two practices of the week, Thurmond's workload was clearly being monitored. In addition three early-season interceptions, Thurmond had been a reliable IDP threat in his first campaign with the Eagles, supplying 56 tackles (41 solo), two sacks, and two forced fumbles in 11 games.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 5 months ago

Thurmond (hamstring/calf) did not practice Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While Byron Maxwell has struggled since leaving the comfy confines of the Legion of Boom, Thurmond has excelled in his new home with the Eagles, filling in nicely at safety for the struggling defense. The 28-year-old converted cornerback was able to play in last Thursday's brutal Thanksgiving loss to the Lions despite an injury to his hamstring, so it's possible Thurmond could suit up for a prime-time matchup against the Patriots this Sunday, but that decision likely won't arrive until closer to the weekend.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 7 months ago

Thurmond grabbed a late-game interception and added four tackles in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In just three games, Thurmond has set a single-season career-high in interceptions with two. He picked up a couple in the preseason, as well, and has routinely been in good position in the secondary during his brief time with the Eagles. For someone playing his first season ever at safety, Thurmond has been the Eagles' anchor next to safety Malcolm Jenkins.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 7 months ago

Thurmond notched an interception and six tackles in Monday's loss to the Falcons.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After two preseason interceptions, Thurmond showed Monday that he will produce during the regular season as well. He has played in four games as an Eagle, and recorded three interceptions. He has been sturdy after switching to safety in his first season with the Eagles.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 8 months ago

Thurmond returned an interception for a touchdown in Saturday's 39-26 win over the Packers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The pick was Thurmond's second in as many games, and the presumed starting safety has seemed comfortable in the Eagles' secondary so far after making the leap from cornerback. He won't be able to bring an interception to the table each time out, but he's looked strong in three preseason games.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 10 months ago

Thurmond is expected to start next to Malcolm Jenkins at safety, according to CSN Philadelphia's Geoff Mosher.

The Eagles moved Thurmond to safety this offseason, and while he was initially expected to compete for a starting job, it now seems he may essentially be handed one. Second-round rookie Eric Rowe will compete for a starting spot at cornerback, and the Eagles' other options to play safety are underwhelming. Thurmond's role probably won't be conducive to piling up tackles, given that he's on the smaller (and faster) side of the safety spectrum.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 11 months ago

Thurmond, who is competing for a starting safety spot, continues to draw praise from head coach Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "Walt's done a really nice job," Kelly said. "He's probably been our most productive guy in the secondary in terms of pass breakups and strips and things like that. He always seems to be around the ball, so he seems like he's fitting in there right now. But again, we still don't have pads on, we're still evaluating guys with helmets and shorts and T-shirts."

The 27-year-old Thurmond has exclusively played cornerback during his NFL career, but he's expected to compete for a starting safety spot this season, with Earl Wolff (knee) assumed to be the primary competitor. Wolff has yet to participate in OTA practices in the wake of November knee surgery, whereas Thurmond seems to have made a full recovery from the torn pectoral that cost him nearly all of 2014. Even if he wins the starting job, Thurmond is unlikely to warrant consideration in most IDP leagues, as Nate Allen recorded just 62 tackles in 15 games while playing alongside Malcolm Jenkins last season.