Eagles DB Walter Thurmond to retire at age 28

Walter Thurmond has only played in the NFL for six years, but he has bounced around three different teams in that span. He won’t bounce to a fourth team this year as it was reported that he has decided to retire from football.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Thurmond is planning to retire just months after his first season as a full-time starter. The only reason given for his retirement decision is simply because he no longer wanted to play football.

Thurmond played the 2015 season with the Philadelphia Eagles, starting all 16 games for the first time in his career. He spent four of his six years in the league as part of the “Legion of Boom” defense with the Seattle Seahawks, winning a Super Bowl in his final season.

Throughout his six-year career, which also saw him play for the New York Giants in 2014, Walter Thurmond recorded 119 tackles, 22 pass deflections, four interceptions.

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