Walter Thurmond signs with New York Giants

Rich Schultz

The New York Giants have snapped up cornerback Walter Thurmond III.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to lose sight of the cornerback market, as Walter Thurmond III signed a one-year contract with the New York Giantsaccording to Adam Schefter. Thurmond was at one point scheduled to visit the Bucs, but that visit never occurred and the team appeared to be out of the running for the former Seahawk over the past couple of days.

The Bucs need more depth at the cornerback position, with the top player behind Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks being former Chicago Bear D.J. Moore. The Bucs have made it clear that they do not want to have to rely on rookies to fill major roles, which means a free agent is likely still coming.

A few of the top available cornerbacks include Jabari Greer, Antonio Cromartie, Rashean Mathis and Carlos Rogers -- all significantly older than the mid-'20s players the Buccaneers have signed so far in free agency.

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