Former Eagles safety and Seahawks and Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond is retiring, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
After 6 NFL seasons, former Eagles, Giants and Seahawks DB Walter Thurmond is retiring at the age of 28, according to source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 31, 2016
Originally a 4th round draft pick for the Seahawks in 2010, Thurmond spent four injury-plagued seasons in Seattle as a slot corner. He missed most of the 2011 and 2012 seasons due to injury, but won the Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2013 after missing the first four games of the season due to a suspension for substance abuse. In 2014 he moved to the Giants on a one-year contract but missed almost the entire season after suffering a Week 2 pectoral injury.
In 2015 he moved to the Eagles on another one year deal, where the team converted him to safety. He had the only 16 game season of his career with the Eagles, teaming with Malcolm Jenkins to form one of the better safety duos in the NFL. He caught a career-high three interceptions and also had an 83 yard interception that was ruled a fumble return for a touchdown.
Despite a career resurgence in Philadelphia, Thurmond's retirement was expected. Thurmond had been considering retirement since March, having reportedly turned down offers of over $4 million per season.
Thurmond is the third Eagle to retire this offseason, following former backup center David Molk's retirement in March, and then backup tackle Tanner Hawkinson's retirement in April.