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March 16, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Reports: Thurmond to Giants for one year, $3.5 million UPDATED

Cornerback Walter Thurmond has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million with the New York Giants, according to various reports.

Thurmond had also visited the 49ers and Jaguars, and had not been really rumored linked to the Giants.

UPDATE — Shortly after the signing was announced Thurmond offered the following thoughts on Twitter:

He also Tweeted this about the reaction he was getting on social media:

Thurmond signing with the Giants makes him the sixth of Seattle’s unrestricted free agents to sign elsewhere (not including Red Bryant and Chris Clemons, who were released).

Here’s the list of the others:

WR Golden Tate, Detroit (5 years, $31 million, $10.5 million guaranteed)

DT Clinton McDonald, Tampa Bay (4 years, $12 million, $4.75 million guaranteed)

S Chris Maragos, Philadelphia (3 years, $4.05 million, $1.5 million guaranteed)

OT Breno Giacomini, New York Jets (4 years, $18 million, $7 million guaranteed)

CB Brandon Browner (signed with New England, 3 years, $17 million, no word yet on guarantee)

Thurmond is signing what feels similar to some of the deals Seattle agreed to last season, one-year “make good” contracts that could lead to something bigger down the road.

In Thurmond’s case, he has had some injuries, as well as the four-game suspension late last season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Seattle has lost two corners in Browner and Thurmond.  But it still has Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell, the two starters at the end of the season as well as Jeremy Lane, who would be in line to take over Thurmond’s duties as the slot corner. Also on the roster is 2013 draftee Tharold Simon, who did not play last season,

Here is some reaction to his decision:

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