NFL free agency is almost a week old and many big names have signed on with different ball clubs. The New York Giants have been busy so far, focusing on getting their offensive line and defensive secondary better by bringing in some new talent.. Over the weekend the Giants were able to sign cornerback Walter Thurmond
Thurmond, a four year player out of the University of Oregon, has spent his first four years in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. This past season Thurmond was a big contributor in the Seahawks' run to a Super Bowl title. Thurmond did a fine job stepping in for suspended starting cornerback Brandon Browner and was a key part in the Seahawks defense shutting down the high powered Denver Broncos offense in Super Bowl XLVIII . Thurmond had three tackles and help keep the Broncos receiving corp in check the whole game.
"Once I came here and met the coaching staff and heard the opportunities they presented to me, I couldn't resist," admitted Thurman. "It was a testament to the coaching staff. I got along with everybody, coach (Tom) Coughlin, the general manager (Jerry Reese), the DBs coaches – just great people out here."
That wasn't the only reason why Thurmond signed with Giants. Thurmond also had nothing but praise for the Giants organization.
"To be a part of that group is a tremendous honor," noted the former Seattle cornerback. "The Giants organization has a lot of prestige, a lot of history in that aspect of winning four Super Bowls."
After signing Thurmond, the Giants have now solidified their secondary. The Giants now will have a great tandem of cornerbacks with Thurmond and Prince Amukamara, that will help improve their passing defense and as a defensive unit as well. Also with Antrel Rolle, Will Hill and Stevie Brown at the safety position the Giants will have a good secondary unit something they haven't had in a while.
Before signing Thurmond over the weekend, the Giants were able to sign free agent linebacker Jameel McClain and on Saturday added safety Quintin Demps as well.
The Giants though aren't done with making moves in free agency and will look to improve their team even more in the upcoming weeks.