The Seattle Seahawks placed cornerback Walter Thurmond on injured reserve Monday after he re-injured his hamstring last week. Thurmond began the season on the PUP list for nine weeks due to different injury, a broken leg he suffered in 2011.
“We couldn’t get him over the hump on it,” head coach Pete Carroll said, via The News Tribune.
“He kind of re-tweaked it again last week, and that means it’s going to be a couple weeks again. I think the whole return after the leg break that he had, he never really got back to full balance with his whole body, and he was just vulnerable.”
The move comes at the right time, with CB Brandon Browner back from his four-game suspension. He'll take the open roster spot and start the process of getting back up to speed.
“I talked to him today,” Carroll said. “He’s here. (He has) worked out real hard. His weight is in good shape. He feels fast and all of that. He’s going to have fresh legs, relative to other guys here 16 games into it.
“But we have to see how he does.”