Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms
with cornerback Walter Thurmond on a one-year contract, the team announced
Thurmond, 27, becomes the 10th former Oregon Ducks player brought in by coach
Chip Kelly, who was Oregon’s head coach from 2009-2012.
Thurmond is coming off an injury-shortened season with the New York Giants. He
landed on injured reserve after tearing his pectoral in a Week 2 loss against
A fourth-round pick of Seattle in 2010, Thurmond was a valuable member of the
Seahawks’ team that won Super Bowl XLVIII following the 2013 season. He has
registered 84 tackles, 16 passes defensed and one interception in 36 career
The move reunites Thurmond with cornerback Byron Maxwell, who signed a six-
year contract reportedly worth $63 million. Thurmond and Maxwell were
teammates in Seattle.
The Eagles also officially announced that quarterback Mark Sanchez has re-
signed with the club on a two-year deal.