The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday that Six-year NFL veteran Walter Thurmond has decided to hang up his cleats at age 28 to pursue opportunities outside the league.
Thurmond didn't disappoint after signing a one-year $3.25 million contract last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. He recorded a single-season career high 71 combined tackles, three interceptions, and forced two fumbles, returning one for a touchdown.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Thurmond turned down a deal with the Eagles worth more than $4 million per year as he pondered retirement.
After having a stellar career at the University of Oregon, where he earned honorable mentions for the All-Pac-10 team twice, Thurmond was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL draft. Thurmond was a part of the 2013 Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl-winning roster, playing alongside the likes of Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Brandon Browner, and Kam Chancellor in one of the deepest secondaries in NFL history.