Giants agree with CB Thurmond

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

As per Adam Schefter, the Giants have come to terms with former Seattle DB Walter Thurmond III…

“Giants and former Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond reached agreement on a one-year deal, per source.”

CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora tells us the deal is for one-year at $3.5 million.

Thurmond was the Seahawks’ fourth round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oregon where he played on the same defense as current Giants’ LB Spencer Paysinger.

The 26 year-old Los Angeles native is 5″11″, 190 lbs. Thurmond has played in 34 games in his four-year career, starting just eight. He suffered a broken fibula in 2011 and missed four games last season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

This will not cancel today’s meeting with CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but it surely strengthens the Giants’ bargaining position. Per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk:

With Thurmond joining Prince Amukamara and Trumaine McBride at cornerback, the Giants don’t need to break the bank to bring Rodgers-Cromartie into the fold. Should the price be right, though, they’d have one of the deeper cornerback groups in the league to throw out on the field against opposing offenses next season. That should come in handy whether or not the Giants are able to boost their pass rush over the rest of the offseason.




8 comments
Nick Correa
Nick Correa

Would defitely like to hear what people are thinking when it comes to the 12th pick. Everyone wants to say LT is a need, and I agree to a point. But we have a starting LT in Will Beatty who is signed long term and a pretty high salary. I can't see the Giants wasting a #1 pick on that position. What would they do with Beatty if they draft Lewan? I like the kid but I don't see the fit unless we Trade Beatty.....

mcfly
mcfly

Like the signing. A good nickel and a slightly above average LCB. Problem is Prince is our LCB, and we still don't have a #1 RCB. Still, it's an improvement. We are slowly filling out our depth, but the major holes are still there (C, TE, LT, RCB, DT, LE, WR in that order)

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

We may be deeper at CB no doubt, but I am not nearly ready to say we have even a top 15 secondary as a unit. That said, I think we've made some nice strides in FA market. Still need to fill some holes though. And I have not changed my mind about drafting Taylor Lewan if he somehow drops into our laps - which he might. The dude is a monster and would look good in Blue lined up with Pugh and Schwartz on the O-Line.

rico
rico

still have a lot of gaping holes...starting with Center and left tackle. Probably don't want to draft a starting center,...hmmm

greekgod
greekgod

Could it be that t he jints will take an OT in the first round? And who will that be?  One thing is for sure is that they have to  start the season with a front line that can protect Eli who needs all the help he can get because he is not the QB that can do it all without help all around him.....he is not his brother and we all know that. Peyton Manning is a 10. Eli Manning is a 7. An offensive line is imperative to Eli's success!

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@rico  They like this Walton and they still have Dallas Reynolds. If a better guy comes along, they'll grab him

rico
rico

Thought they saw Walton is a backup, a la Jim Cordle, who was ahead of Reynolds. Me -thinks center is a position you can't play with, you need a rock, a leader and a superior player. If the Gmen are serious about contending again they need to dominate on both sides of the line of scrimmage. So far these are still big worries.