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Redskins hosting cornerback Walter Thurmond

Walter Thurmond, top, helps Kam Chancellor tackle Julius Thomas in the Super Bowl. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports)

Add another player to the Redskins’ list of free agent targets. The team on Friday will host Seattle cornerback Walter Thurmond for a visit.

A fifth-year pro out of Oregon, Thurmond served as Seattle’s nickel back last season, recording 33 tackles, an interception and a touchdown and forced fumble.

A fourth-round pick in 2010, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Thurmond excels as a defender against slot receivers. The Redskins find themselves in need of such a player with Josh Wilson now a free agent.

Washington pursued former Baltimore Raven Corey Graham, who also could have filled that role, but he opted to sign with his hometown Buffalo Bills on Wednesday afternoon. The Redskins also are hosting former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner.

Meanwhile, the team hit a snag with the acquisition of another player. Offensive tackle Bruce Campbell has not signed his contract as was previously believed. Campbell, a 2010 fourth-round pick of the Raiders out of Maryland, visited the Redskins on Wednesday and agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $710,000 according to NFLPA records. But the tackle hit a snag with some issues regarding his physical and couldn’t sign his contract, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. Campbell, an anticipated depth signing, remains a possibility for the Redskins, whose offer remains on the table, the source said.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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