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Walter Thurmond joins Byron Maxwell in Philly

Byron Maxwell, Walter Thurmond

Byron Maxwell, Walter Thurmond


It’s not quite an East Coast version of the Legion of Boom, but the Eagles secondary will have a familiar look to Seahawks followers in 2015.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Eagles have signed cornerback Walter Thurmond a day after the team announced a six-year deal with Byron Maxwell. The two players were teammates with the Seahawks from 2011-2013, capping their shared time in Seattle with a Super Bowl victory at MetLife Stadium.

Thurmond decided to spend more time in Jersey in 2014 and signed with the Giants, but things didn’t play out the way he or the team hoped. Thurmond tore his pectoral two games into the season and spent the rest of the year on injured reserve. He’ll join Brandon Boykin, Nolan Carroll and Jaylen Watkins as options to play with Maxwell.

Maxwell isn’t the only member of the Eagles that Thurmond has worked with in the past. He played for Chip Kelly and with Kiko Alonso, among other Eagles, at Oregon during Kelly’s first year as a head coach in 2009.