- According to Bowen, Philadelphia has yet to extend Thurmond a contract offer.
No team has been as busy as the Eagles have been when it comes to re-signing players ahead of free agency, so this could be a clear sign that Thurmond will at least be allowed to test the open market.
Recent reports have said that two parties are expected to meet at the Combine this week, but that doesn’t mean they get a deal done.
Thurmond previously explained that based on the Eagles’ cap situation, it’s unlikely that he’ll be back in Philadelphia next year.
“They only have $17 million in cap space,” Thurmond said of the Eagles, via the Delco Times. “Economically it doesn’t make sense for them. I would love to be here. I love playing here. But that’s the way it is.”
Thurmond, 28, signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract that included a $2 million signing bonus and an additional $750,000 in incentives. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months and it sounds like he’ll be testing the open market.
In 2015, Thurmond appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and recorded 71 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles with one being returned for a touchdown, three interceptions, seven pass defenses and a safety. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 22 safety out of 87 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.