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Seahawks activate Walter Thurmond

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The Seattle Seahawks activated third-year cornerback Walter Thurmond from the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday.

Thurmond fractured his left fibula in a collision with Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little (pictured) in Seattle’s 6-3 loss to the Browns last October. He then re-fractured the bone during the rehab process in March, forcing him to undergo a second surgery on his leg. The setback landed him on the physically unable to perform list to begin the season.

Thurmond began practicing with the Seahawks on Oct. 22 and the team had until next Monday to activate him. Seattle released receiver Charly Martin on Tuesday to clear room for Thurmond on the roster.

It’s the second major injury Thurmond has had to come back from in four years. Thurmond suffered an ACL injury during his senior season at Oregon.

Thurmond will likely factor in as a nickel cornerback for the Seahawks. Veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant has struggled at times adjusting to playing in the slot after spending most of his career on the outside.

Thurmond has recorded 49 tackles and a forced fumble in two seasons with the Seahawks.

Seattle re-signed Martin to the practice squad Wednesday.

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6 Responses to “Seahawks activate Walter Thurmond”
  1. themackstrong says: Nov 7, 2012 11:38 PM

    Welcome back Thurmond, hope you can stay healthy this year. He has been developing very well as the nickel corner. Dude has skills but bad luck with the injuries in college and pros. That collision with 29 they were both moving for the ball so fast on that it could have been both of them out for the season.

  2. cball77 says: Nov 7, 2012 11:48 PM

    Thurmond has been bad every game he’s played and is constantly picked on – like many Hawks fans I’ve watched every game he’s ever played and he’s never impressed me.

    Give me Tru any day. I don’t know if Curtis “Michael” Crabtree watched any Seahawks last weekend but Tru had a forced fumble that he recovered and didn’t have a single catch against him. Veteran savvy matters – he’s not playing that bad. Watch the tape again Crabtree.

  3. cliffordc05 says: Nov 8, 2012 1:21 AM

    This guy is better than Sherman.

  4. xplicitpits says: Nov 8, 2012 1:26 AM

    Hope he can stay healthy! Nice added depth & speed to the DB’s!

  5. seahawkfan4evr says: Nov 8, 2012 2:54 AM

    I’ve always thought he had a chance to be a good corner now if can just stay healthy

  6. mrseaballs says: May 19, 2013 8:22 PM

    He’s always looked good to me. I’m no expert but I’m sure Carroll is and he must like him. Wouldn’t play him otherwise.

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