The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former New York Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond, according to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Thurmond played only two games for the Giants last season before suffering a torn pectoral muscle and landing on IR. The Giants had hoped Thurmond, Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie would comprise a lock down group of corners.
The Giants had hoped to retain the self-proclaimed best slot corner in the league. The two sides were not able to reach an agreement, however.Thurmond's deal in Philly is reportedly for one year.
Perhaps we should have seen Thurmond to the Eagles coming, since Thurmond played for Chip Kelly at Oregon. Thurmond and Brandon Boykin of the Eagles had a public spat a year ago over which player was the better slot corner. That should be a fun dynamic.
The Giants still have Trumaine McBride and Mike Harris. Unless the Giants add anyone else via free agency or the draft, those two would seem likely to compete for the slot corner role. McBride moved in there a year ago after Thurmond's injury, before landing on IR himself. Harris finished the season in that role.
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