BY SPNW Staff 08:27AM 03/16/2014

Thurmond inks with Giants: 1 year, $3.5 million

Walter Thurmond, who started in the Super Bowl as the Seahawks’ third (nickel) cornerback, played in 12 games and sat out four others for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, agreed Sunday to a one-year contract with the New York Giants worth $3.5 million. Thurmond’s signing was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN via a league source.

Thurmond, 26, who finished with 26 tackles, one interception, one sack and one forced fumble, becomes the ninth Seahawk to exit the team since the Super Bowl, and the seventh member of the NFL’s top-ranked defense to do so.

He joins DE Red Bryant (Jacksonville), DT Clint McDonald (Tampa Bay), DE Chris Clemons (Jacksonville), DB Brandon Browner (New England), S Chris Maragos (Philadelphia) and LB O’Brien Schofield (New York Giants). Schofield’s deal was voided due to injury.

On his free agency tour, Thurmond also visited with former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Francisco 49ers.

A fourth-round pick by Seattle out of Oregon (111th overall) in 2010, Thurmond played in 34 career games for the Seahawks with eight starts.

Seahawks Free Agent Tracker

Date Player Action Skinny
3/7 OL L. Jeanpierre Re-signed 16 games, 3 starts
3/7 S Jeron Johnson Re-signed Joined as undrafted FA in 2011
3/10 DE Michael Bennett Re-signed 4 years, $16M guaranteed
3/11 TE Anthony McCoy Re-signed Didn’t play in ’13 (Achilles injury)
3/11 DT C. McDonald Signed-TB 4 years, $12 million
3/11 LB O. Schofield Signed-NYG (voided) 2 years, $8 million
3/12 S Chris Maragos Signed-PHI 3 years, $1M guaranteed
3/12 WR Golden Tate Signed-DET 5 years, $13M guaranteed
3/12 DT Tony McDaniel Re-signed 2 years, $6.3 million
3/12 RT Breno Giacomini Signed-NYJ 4 years, $18 million
3/13 QB Tarvaris Jackson Re-signed Played 3 games in 2013
3/14 CB Brandon Browner Signed-NE 3 years, $17 million
3/15 CB Walter Thurmond Signed-NYG 1 year, $3.5 million
3/17 K Steven Hauschka Re-signed 3 years, $9.15 million

Seahawks Cuts / Restructures

Date Player Action Skinny
2/28 WR Sidney Rice Cut Saved $7.3 million in cap space
3/11 DE Red Bryant Signed-JAX 4 years, $17 million
3/12 DE Chris Clemons Signed-JAX 4 years, $17.5 million
3/15 TE Zach Miller Restructure Base of $3M, down from $5.8 M

Unsigned Seahawks Free Agents

Player Pos. Age Skinny
Doug Baldwin WR 26 50 receptions, 778 yards, 5 TDs in 2013
Kellen Davis TE 28 15 games, 3 receptions
Paul McQuistan OG 31 16 games, 14 starts
Michael Robinson FB 31 Seahawk since 2010

Free Agents Signed By Seahawks

Date Player Pos. From Skinny
3/12 Taylor Price WR JAX 26-year-old injured last two years



  • jafabian

    Probably the best deal he could get. Not surprised it’s only for one year. No way he’d get $3.5 mil from the Hawks.