Armbrister with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015
|Date of birth:December 25, 1992|
|Place of birth: Hollywood, Florida|
|College: Miami (FL)|
|Undrafted in 2015|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2015)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Thurston Armbrister (born December 25, 1992) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Miami. Armbrister signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2015.
Armbrister attended Hollywood Hills High School where he played safety. Armbrister also played basketball and ran track and field in high school.
On September 4, 2016, Armbrister was claimed off waivers by the Lions.
On September 2, 2017, Armbrister was waived by the Lions and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on September 30, 2017. He was waived on October 11, 2017 and was re-signed to the practice squad. 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. He was waived/injured on August 20, 2018 due to a hamstring injury and was placed on injured reserve. He was released on October 2, 2018.
On November 28, 2018, Armbrister was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad, and promoted to the active roster two days later. He was placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2018.
On February 20, 2019, Armbrister was waived by the Cardinals.
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- "Lions assigned G Zac Kerin and T Brian Mihalik via waivers". September 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171209120647/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/news-short/article-1/Lions-assigned-G-Zac-Kerin-and-T-Brian-Mihalik-via-waivers/4fbc3e9d-ad80-4f82-afee-6b0236864a46.
- "Lions sign LB Thurston Armbrister to active roster and place G Zac Kerin on IR". September 30, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180206083102/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/news-short/article-1/Lions-sign-LB-Thurston-Armbrister-to-active-roster-and-place-G-Zac-Kerin-on-IR/26b0a393-4376-420b-83cc-d41704ecf6a1.
- "Lions sign free agents DE Datone Jones and DT Caraun Reid". October 11, 2017. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-free-agents-de-datone-jones-and-dt-caraun-reid-19547887.
- "Giants Sign LB Thurston Armbrister, OT Laurence Gibson & RB Jalen Simmons". January 9, 2018. http://nfltraderumors.co/giants-sign-lb-thurston-armbrister-ot-laurence-gibson-rb-jalen-simmons/.
- Eisen, Michael (August 20, 2018). "Giants sign RB Jhurell Pressley, LB Warren Long". https://www.giants.com/news/giants-sign-rb-jhurell-pressley-lb-warren-long.
- "Cardinals announce signing of DE Cameron Malveaux, practice squad moves". Cards Wire. USA Today. November 28, 2018. https://cardswire.usatoday.com/2018/11/28/az-arizona-cardinals-practcie-squad-thurston-armbrister-cameron-malveaux/.
- "Cardinals fill final roster spot with LB Thurston Armbrister". Cards Wire. USA Today. November 30, 2018. https://cardswire.usatoday.com/2018/11/30/az-arizona-cardinals-roster-move-thurston-armbrister/.
- "As Nkemdiche Goes To IR, Cardinals Bring Back Vincent Valentine". December 11, 2018. https://www.azcardinals.com/news/as-nkemdiche-goes-to-ir-cardinals-bring-back-vincent-valentine.
- "Cardinals waive LB Thurston Armbrister". Cards Wire. USA Today. February 20, 2019. https://cardswire.usatoday.com/2019/02/20/az-arizona-cardinals-waive-thurston-armbrister/.