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Walter Thurmond III played softball using alias ‘Dick Mahoney’

Walter Thurmond III is no longer playing football, but he’s keeping up his athletic form in another sport — softball. A reader of the Philadelphia blog Crossing Broad emailed them, detailing the legendary play of a man simply known as Dick Mahoney. “The author expected any ol’ Delco dude, but instead got Dick Mahoney, who ‘looked like Eazy-E circa 1988: black dude with...
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June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Walter Thurmond retiring from NFL at age of 28

Another young NFL player is reportedly calling it quits. Walter Thurmond, best known from his time with the Seattle Seahawks’ Legion of Boom, is retiring at the age of 28, per 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 This...
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May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Walter Thurmond III is having a career year at safety

The Philadelphia Eagles are currently 3-3 on the season with a huge matchup tonight against the 6-0 Carolina Panthers before the bye week. This season, many fans thought that the defense would be an issue, not the offense. Through six games, the Eagles defense has kept the team in games and causing turnovers at a rapid pace. The Eagles’ defense is sixth in the NFL in interceptions...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles' Walter Thurmond continues to impress after switching to safety

When the Philadelphia Eagle signed defensive back Walter Thurmond in free agency, many expected that he would compete to start at cornerback. Thurmond had developed as one of the NFL's top nickel cornerbacks before an injury-riddled 2014 season. When spring practices arrived, the Eagles worked Thurmond in with the first team defense at safety, and he has stuck there since.Thurmond...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Two reasons to expect improvement from the Giants defense

The New York Giants defense was a major disappointment last season, finishing fourth last in yards and 10th last in scoring defense. They clearly missed Walter Thurmond at cornerback, as well as losing pass-rush phenom. Well, the Giants didn’t do much in the offseason to upgrade their defense in terms of bringing in new talent, other than drafting Landon Collins at safety. However...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles secondary by the numbers

The Philadelphia Eagles enter the 2015 season with five new starters on the defensive side of the ball. With the hope that the new starters are improvements over their predecessors comes the uncertainty of cohesion with such an overhauled unit. Unfortunately, the 2015 season spends little time letting them figure it out. Last year’s secondary for the Eagles were at times more porous...
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants lose cornerback for the rest of the 2014 season

Things aren’t getting any easier for fans of the New York Giants. Not only did they lose to the visiting Arizona Cardinals yesterday, but it appears that they will have to go without one of their cornerbacks for the rest of the 2014 season. According to a report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Walter Thurmond III strained a pectoral muscle during Sunday’s game. Today we...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Walter Thurmond III Turned Down Multi-Year Deal

This is something you don’t see all too often. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, first-year New York Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond III turned down a multi-year offer from the team in order to sign on for just one season.  Thurmond III, a key part of the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl winning team last season, has an interesting and refreshing reason why he turned down the...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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