ONE OF THE mysteries of the early days of NFL free agency is the lack of buzz about cornerback-safety Walter Thurmond, who was healthy and productive with the Eagles in 2015.
Multiple team sources said Friday that might be because Thurmond, who turns 29 in August, is contemplating retirement.
Reached by text, Thurmond asked "who started that rumor?" But when asked whether he wanted to deny it, he did not respond.
Thurmond, signed for one year and $3.25 million to provide depth at corner last season, helped the Eagles out greatly by being savvy enough to play inside at safety, despite not having played there before. He started all 16 games, the only time he has played the entire schedule in six NFL seasons. The Eagles credited him with 76 tackles, along with three interceptions, two sacks and two forced fumbles.