Thurston Armbrister

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Thurston Armbrister
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Armbrister with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-25) December 25, 1992 (age 27)
Hollywood, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:241 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Hollywood Hills
(Hollywood, Florida)
College: Miami (FL)
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:39
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Thurston Armbrister (born December 25, 1992) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at the University of Miami. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

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Early years

Armbrister attended Hollywood Hills High School where he played safety. Armbrister also played basketball and ran track and field in high school.

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

On May 2, 2015, Armbrister signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft. [1] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Jaguars. [2]

Detroit Lions

On September 4, 2016, Armbrister was claimed off waivers by the Lions. [3]

On September 2, 2017, Armbrister was waived by the Lions and was signed to the practice squad the next day. [4] [5] He was promoted to the active roster on September 30, 2017. [6] He was waived on October 11, 2017 and was re-signed to the practice squad. [7] He was released on November 29, 2017, but re-signed two days later.

New York Giants

On January 9, 2018, Armbrister signed a futures contract with the New York Giants. [8] He was waived/injured on August 20, 2018 due to a hamstring injury and was placed on injured reserve. [9] He was released on October 2, 2018.

Arizona Cardinals

On November 28, 2018, Armbrister was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad, and promoted to the active roster two days later. [10] [11] He was placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2018. [12]

On February 20, 2019, Armbrister was waived by the Cardinals. [13]

Tampa Bay Vipers

Armbrister signed with the XFL's Team 9 practice squad during the regular season. He was signed off of Team 9 by the Tampa Bay Vipers on March 9, 2020. [14] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020. [15]

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  6. "Lions sign LB Thurston Armbrister to active roster and place G Zac Kerin on IR". DetroitLions.com. September 30, 2017.
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  14. "XFL Transactions". XFL.com. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
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