Walter Thurmond DB NYG 5 Months

Former NFL personnel director Louis Riddick calls new Giants CB Walter Thurmond III "special."

The Giants were able to steal Thurmond on a one-year, $3 million contract thanks to off-field and injury concerns. "He's a dynamite press corner, who is as good with his technique as Byron Maxwell, as Richard Sherman," Riddick said. Thanks to the Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie signing, Thurmond will likely open the season as a third corner in what is now a very deep unit. He shouldn't have a problem earning a much bigger payday a year from now.

Walter Thurmond DB NYG 6 Months

Giants signed CB Walter Thurmond III, formerly of the Seahawks, to a one-year contract.

The Giants are arguably having the best free agency period, not that that necessarily means a whole lot. Thurmond, 26, has good size at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds and can play the slot and outside. We'd tentatively expect him to start opposite Prince Amukamara. Trumaine McBride will be the No. 3 corner. Thurmond's market was likely affected by his November suspension.

Walter Thurmond DB NYG 6 Months

Free agent CB Walter Thurmond has left his Jaguars visit and will meet with the 49ers next.

A previous report had Thurmond set to visit the Bucs and Redskins, but they may either take place later on, or have been canceled. Thurmond is our No. 2 free agent cornerback left, behind only Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Walter Thurmond DB NYG 6 Months

Free agent CB Walter Thurmond III has visits scheduled with the Bucs and Redskins.

Walter Thurmond DB NYG 6 Months

Free agent CB Walter Thurmond III will visit the Jaguars "within the next 24 hours."

All the former Seahawks defenders want to flock to Jacksonville to play for Gus Bradley. Thurmond was thrust into a starting role last season after Brandon Browner was suspended and handled himself well on the way to a Super Bowl title. He already has a four-game suspension on his record, which will affect his market.

Walter Thurmond DB NYG 6 Months

ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams thinks the team could show interest in free agent CB Walter Thurmond III.

Williams is simply thinking out loud here, but the Chargers' need for cornerback help is no secret. The Bolts swung and missed on Derek Cox last offseason and are expected to release him. Shareece Wright is the only starting-caliber corner on the roster. Thurmond will likely be looking for a starting job after operating as Seattle's nickel corner. He's our No. 7 free-agent corner.

Walter Thurmond DB NYG 8 Months

Seahawks activated CB Walter Thurmond III from the reserve/suspended list.

Thurmond missed for games for being popped for marijuana. Seattle's slot corner will slide right back into nickel back duties behind RCB Byron Maxwell and LCB Richard Sherman. Jeremy Lane will lose playing time.

Walter Thurmond DB NYG 9 Months

KJR 950 Seattle's Dave Mahler hears that Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond III's four-game suspension is for marijuana.

He'll be eligible to return in Week 17. The Seahawks will likely turn to usual special teamer Byron Maxwell at right cornerback, with Jeremy Lane in the slot and Richard Sherman manning his usual left corner post. Consider Seattle a slightly more favorable matchup for opposing pass games. They still have elite safeties, Sherman, and a ferocious, deep group of pass rushers.

Walter Thurmond DB NYG 9 Months

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond will be suspended for games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Per RapSheet, Thurmond was not popped for performance-enhancing drugs like Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman last year. (They both used ADD medicine to enhance their in-game focus.) Thurmond has been Seattle's slot corner all year, and is starting with Browner shelved by a significant groin injury. Thurmond's loss is a major blow to a Seahawks defense that will now have to rely on its depth. They have Jeremy Lane and Byron Maxwell in reserve.

Walter Thurmond DB NYG Jul 17 '13

CB Walter Thurmond III was reportedly one of the Seahawks' most impressive players during spring workouts.

Thurmond has appeared in just eight games over the last two years due to a broken leg and subsequent complications. Now healthy, beat writer Danny O'Neil says Seahawks coaches were "scrambling for ways to get him involved." Thurmond has the inside track on the No. 4 corner job, forming an impressive quartet with Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner and Antoine Winfield.