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Walter Thurmond Leaning Towards Retirement, Despite Having Offers Of Close To $4M Per Year


Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that free agent DB Walter Thurmond is currently leaning toward retirement, as had been previously reported.

Florio mentions that Thurmond that would pay him close to $4 million per year, but is closer to calling it quits than returning to the 2016 season.


Les Bowen mentions that a lot of people around the Eagles have wondered why free agent DB Walter Thurmond hasn’t generated more buzz up to this point.

According to Bowen, people think Thurmond could be completing retirement.

Bowen points to Thurmond’s long injury history, off-the-field business interests, and possible long-term health concerns as some of the reasons he could be weighing the possibility of calling it a career.

Thurmond previously said that it could tough for him to be back in Philadelphia next year with the Eagles’ cap situation.

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’s currently among the best available players in this year’s free agent 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 2016 Free Agents list.

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