Tuesday May 31st, 2016

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Defensive back Walter Thurmond is retiring after six NFL seasons at the age of 28, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

In March, Thurmond rejected several contract offers as he mulled retirement.

Thurmond was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010. He earned a Super Bowl ring while playing slot cornerback for them in 2013. He was used as a cornerback, slot corner and safety in his short career.

He missed a majority of the 2014 season with the New York Giants with a pectoral tear.

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Last season, he played 16 games for the Philadelphia Eagles and finished with three interceptions, two forced fumbles and 52 tackles.​

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