Thurmond plans to retire before the upcoming season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Capable of playing throughout the defensive backfield, Thurmond teamed with Malcolm Jenkins to give the Eagles a top safety duo in 2015. Only 28 years old and arguably the top defensive free agent still available on the market, Thurmond is presumably retiring due to concerns about his long-term health. He played all 16 games last season, but made just 22 regular-season appearances from 2011 to 2014, primarily limited by a slew of lower-body injuries.
Walter Thurmond (elbow/shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Thurmond practiced fully this week and looks like he'll check in at reasonable health in what represents a critical matchup for both teams' playoff hopes. With the Bills expected to utilize a run-heavy approach in Sunday's game, Thurmond could end up spending more time in the box, which should still lend itself to plenty of tackle opportunities. The safety has recorded 19 combined stops over his last two games.
Walter Thurmond (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Patriots.
After missing Wednesday's practice, Thurmond put in full practices Thursday and Friday and he'll be in the lineup at safety in a tough road test against the Patriots. Despite the matchup, he's been hot lately, as he's forced fumbles in two of his last three games.
Walter Thurmond (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in New England.
Thurmond missed Wednesday's practice but then logged full sessions both Thursday and Friday. He's had some issues in coverage the past few weeks, but with 20 tackles over the last three games, Thurmond still makes for a solid IDP choice.
Following an upgrade from DNP to full in the first two practices of the week, Thurmond's workload was clearly being monitored. In addition to three early-season interceptions, Thurmond has been a reliable IDP threat in his first campaign with the
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