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Thurmond rejected big offers as he ponders retirement

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Walter Thurmond sits as one of the top remaining free agents. The defensive back could have a home already if he wanted.

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Thurmond, 28, has turned down offers of $4 million-plus per year as he ponders retirement, a source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday.

That Thurmond has garnered offers of more than $4 million isn't surprising. In his first year moving to safety, Thurmond played exceptionally well for Philadelphia. He and Malcolm Jenkins formed one of the top safety duos in the NFL.

Thurmond's versatility to play safety and drop down to corner makes him a commodity plenty of teams desire.

During his six-year career, however, Thurmond has suffered several injuries, including a pectoral tear in 2014 that wiped out all but 67 snaps with the New York Giants. Last season was the first time in his career he played 16 games.

Thurmond wouldn't be the first player this season to walk away with plenty of talent left in the tank, but if he decides to play, the defensive back should have options.

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