Seahawks free agent cornerback Walter Thurmond tweeted that he will visit San Francisco on Thursday afternoon. He previously had a visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where his former defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is coaching. Thurmond tweeted the following statement:
"Great visit with Gus and the Jaguars Organization, some good people. They're headed in the right direction. Now off to San Fran."
Thurmond is very capable of playing nickel cornerback, which is a position the 49ers covet. As it stands right now, only Tramaine Brock and Chris Culliver are the only 49ers CBs under contract with significant playing experience in Vic Fangio's system.
In Seattle with Pete Carroll's defense, Thurmond was the nickel CB behind Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner on the field. When Browner and Thurmond were suspended, Byron Maxwell leaped his position on the depth chart and Thurmond remained as the third cornerback.
Originally a fourth-round pick out of Oregon in 2010, Thurmond played in 12 games for the 2013 season. He served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
It's clear the Thurmond doesn't appear to be returning to the Seahawks with what he tweeted about the team. Seattle has had three players released resulting in cap casualties.
"It's never personal its business, just how the Hawks let [Red Bryant] and everyone else walk. Obviously there is a reason I haven't signed back yet."
-RB Anthony Dixon tweeted that he is visiting the Buffalo Bills, which would mark the second team he will check out. He had a visit with the Tennessee Titans earlier this week.