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Walter Thurmond activated
The Seahawks will travel to San Diego to take on the Chargers during the third week of the 2015 season.
It was family day here at the VMAC as the Seahawks had their last practice of the week before heading to San Diego tomorrow for a preaseon matchup against the Chargers on Saturday.
"Turnover Thursday" was the motto for Wednesdays practice of preseason week 3 in preparation for the San Diego Chargers.
Walter Thurmond took the next step in his return to the Seahawks when he was added to the 53-man roster Friday.
The fourth-year cornerback returned this week from serving a league-imposed four-game suspension, but came back with a roster exemption. To clear a roster spot for Thurmond, cornerback Perrish Cox was released.
“Walter had a great week,” coach Pete Carroll said after practice, the Seahawks’ final full session before Sunday’s regular-season finale against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. “He worked out really hard during the break for him and came back here really full speed and is ready to play.”
Thurmond played in 11 games, with three starts, before being suspended. He had 31 tackles, a sack, his first NFL interception and six passes defensed.
But Byron Maxwell will continue to start at right cornerback, as he has the past four games with Thurmond gone and since-suspended cornerback Brandon Browner out with a groin injury.
“Byron has played great football for us,” Carroll said. “And I think he’s on kind of a rhythm that we want to take out there in a game like this. There’s no reason to put Walter into that situation after just one week of practice. But Walter is ready to play. If he’s active, he’ll be out there and helping us out.”