It’s not exactly an area of need for the Seahawks, but it never hurts when a quality young talent joins your team mid-season. That is what is happening now for the Seahawks, as this hit twitter yesterday:
That’s from Walter Thurmond, who’s probably the 3rd best CB on the roster. Thurmond brings to the table something the current Seahawk corners lack; the ability to cover the league’s smaller/quicker receivers on the inside. This makes Thurmond a perfect candidate to improve the overall play of the nickel corner position.
Thurmond is allowed to practice for up to 2 weeks before the Seahawks have to either activate him to the 53 man roster, but they can choose to do so earlier if he is ready and they are in need of his abilities.
Thurmond is currently on the PUP list, a designation that means that he was still recovering from an injury suffered last season. Thurmond injured his knee and had to have major surgery after making his first start of the 2011 season in week 5.