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Eagles' Walter Thurmond moves to safety
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

The Eagles have made a lot of moves to improve their defense this offseason, one of which was to bring Walter Thurmond aboard.

Most thought he would play cornerback, but Chip Kelly announced Thursday that Thurmond has moved to safety, per nj.com.

Thurmond said the coaching staff approached him about the idea some time ago, giving him the option to compete at either position. 

"It was a couple weeks ago, just after the draft, they asked me how I would feel about moving to safety,'' Thurmond said. "They said I could stay and compete at corner, or I could move to safety and compete there. After drafting three corners, even though some of them might be safeties, they thought it would be better for me at safety. I'm good with it. I just want to play."

The move is intriguing given that Thurmond has never played a game at the safety position, but he isn't concerned too much about that.

"I've played it in practice, but never in a game,'' Thurmond said. "In this defense, though, it's not much different than playing in the nickel.''

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DeMeco Ryans likes improved Eagles' defense
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans likes the changes that the team has made to its defense in the offseason.

"We got better on the outside, which we struggled at last year,” Ryans said, per ESPN. “We had a lot of struggles there on the outside at the corner position, so I feel we've upgraded there with (Byron) Maxwell , a guy that you've seen make a lot of plays for the Seahawks. A guy like Kiko (Alonso), who his rookie year was a really outstanding player, up for defensive rookie of the year, a playmaker all over the field, and another guy in (Walter) Thurmond , who is expected to definitely push guys to be the starting corner on the other side. So I feel like we upgraded at a lot of positions, and I feel like it's really going to improve our defense."

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Eagles land CB Walter Thurmond
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Eagles announced they signed cornerback Walter Thurmond to a one-year deal. Playing for the Giants last year, he tore his pectoral in Week 2 and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve.

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Giants send two players to IR, promote two
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Giants announced Tuesday they placed cornerback Walter Thurmond (pectoral) and wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan (foot) on season-ending injured reserve. 

Thurmond had surgery Tuesday for a torn pectoral muscle and will need 3-4 months recovery. Jernigan has a mid-foot sprain, but he will not need surgery. There is no timetable for his recovery.

The Giants filled the openings on the roster by promoting wide receiver Julian Talley and linebacker Dan Fox from the practice squad.

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Giants confirm torn pectoral injury for Walter Thurmond
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Giants confirmed cornerback Walter Thurmond has a torn pectoral and will undergo surgery Tuesday.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Seattle Seahawks143733.040000.0007
2011Seattle Seahawks6127.050000.0002
2012Seattle Seahawks233.000000.0001
2013Seattle Seahawks123324.09112929.02916
2014New York Giants242.020000.0000
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2010Seattle Seahawks141000.0000
2011Seattle Seahawks6000---000
2012Seattle Seahawks2000---000
2013Seattle Seahawks12000---000
2014New York Giants2000---000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Seattle Seahawks1411000000
2011Seattle Seahawks600100000
2012Seattle Seahawks200000000
2013Seattle Seahawks1200101-210
2014New York Giants200000000
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