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QB Sanchez, CB Thurmond Agree To Terms


The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with CB Walter Thurmond III on a one-year contract and signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a two-year contract.

A fourth-round draft choice of Seattle in the 2010 NFL Draft, Thurmond (5-11, 190) has appeared in 36 career games (nine starts) for the Seahawks (2010-13) and the New York Giants (2014) over his five-year career. After signing with the Giants during the 2014 offseason, Thurmond saw action in two games before being placed on Injured Reserve after tearing his pectoral in a Week 2 loss vs. Arizona (9/14).

Thurmond, 27, has collared 84 tackles, one interception, 16 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his five seasons in the NFL. He was a valuable member of the Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seahawks in 2013.

On Wednesday, the Eagles agreed to terms with CB Walter Thurmond III. Here are 15 facts about the newest Eagles cornerback ...

A collegiate standout at Oregon, Thurmond played in 41 games, recording 254 tackles, 12 interceptions and five touchdowns, while also serving as the team's kickoff and punt returner. He hails from West Covina, CA.

Originally acquired by the Eagles as a free agent during the 2014 offseason, Sanchez, (6-2, 225) appeared in nine games in his first season in Philadelphia, completing 198-of-309 passes for 2,418 yards and 14 touchdowns while setting an Eagles single-season franchise record with a career-high 64.1% completion percentage.

Sanchez, 28, became just the fourth Eagles quarterback in team history to throw for 300-plus yards in three-straight games (vs. Carolina, at Green Bay and vs. Tennessee) while also setting a franchise record with 37 completions in a single contest at Washington (12/20).

A former first-round draft choice (fifth overall) of the New York Jets in 2009, Sanchez has appeared in 71 career games with 70 starts over his six-year NFL career, totaling 14,510 yards and 82 touchdowns on 56.3 percent passing.  During his tenure in New York, he led the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in each of his first two seasons (2009, 10) and also orchestrated 10 comeback wins in the fourth-quarter-or-later with the team.

A native of Mission Viejo, CA, Sanchez starred collegiately at Southern Cal, where he was an All-Pac-10 selection as a junior in 2008.

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