The Seahawks today announced that Walter Thurmond has been officially suspended for four games and that they have signed free agent cornerback Perrish Cox to take his place on the roster.
Here’s the statement on Thurmond from the NFL:
Walter Thurmond of the Seattle Seahawks has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Thurmond will be eligible to return to the Seahawks’ active roster on Monday, December 23 following the team’s December 22 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
And here’s Seattle’s release on Cox:
The Seattle Seahawks have signed cornerback Perrish Cox to the 53-man active roster, the team announced today.
Cox was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth-round (137th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, where he started nine of 15 games for the Broncos, collecting 55 tackles (54 solo), one interception and 14 passes defensed. After spending the 2011 season out of football, he has spent the last two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and played in 25 games in a reserve role and on special teams. He was released by the 49ers this month on November 12.
He has played in 40 career games with nine starts, posting 71 tackles (66 solo), one interception, 16 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
UPDATE: Cox just Tweeted this reaction to the news:
Looking forward to the next chapter in my NFL career as a member of the Seattle Seahawks!!! Can't wait to get back on the field!!#GoHawks
— Perrish Cox (@pcox16) November 26, 2013