Walter Thurmond says he’s (gasp) visiting 49ers

Mar 13, 2014, 4:27 PM | Updated: 4:33 pm

By Brady Henderson

Walter Thurmond said Wednesday that he’s set to pay a free-agent visit to the 49ers, who are in the market for a nickel cornerback after releasing Carlos Rogers earlier this week.

Thurmond met this week with the Jaguars and head coach Gus Bradley, who was previously Seattle’s defensive coordinator. In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Thurmond said it was a “great” visit and lauded the direction of the organization before announcing his next stop: San Francisco.

Then came the predictable indignation from Seahawks fans, to which Thurmond responded with a reminder that the NFL is a business and that visiting a team doesn’t mean he’s made up his mind to sign with it.

If he does, Thurmond would join a long list of players who have switched sides in the Seahawks-49ers rivalry over the past few seasons.

Washington has also shown interest in Thurmond and has reportedly lined up a visit.

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