The Eagles agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond, a league source confirmed. ESPN first reported the news.
Thurmond knows Chip Kelly from Oregon, where he overlapped with Kelly's first three years at the school. He becomes the eighth former Oregon player under contract with the Eagles, and the 10th if including the two former Ducks who are free agents.
Thurmond, 27, comes to the Eagles after one injury-plagued season with the New York Giants. He played in only two games because of a torn pectoral. Before New York, Thurmond spent four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He was their nickel cornerback when they won the Super Bowl in 2013, giving the Eagles two members of the "Legion of Boom," along with Byron Maxwell.
Thurmond has played mostly the slot during his career, but he can also play outside. At 5-11 and 190 pounds, he has good size for the inside and the versatility is a plus. He has missed time in his career due to injury and also served a four-game suspension in 2013 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
He has only one interception in 36 career games.
The Eagles' cornerbacks now are Maxwell, Thurmond, Brandon Boykin, Nolan Carroll, and Jaylen Watkins.