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Thurston Armbrister
Armbrister with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-12-25) December 25, 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth: Hollywood, Florida
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
Undrafted in 2015
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2015)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     39
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0
Interceptions     0

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.

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]


  1. "2015 undrafted free agent signings: Jaguars live tracker". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. Oehser, John (September 3, 2016). "Down to 53: LB Davis, OG Bernadeau released".
  3. "Lions sign 8 players to team's practice squad".
  4. "Lions establish 53-man roster". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017.
  5. "Lions assigned G Zac Kerin and T Brian Mihalik via waivers". September 3, 2017.
  6. "Lions sign LB Thurston Armbrister to active roster and place G Zac Kerin on IR". September 30, 2017.
  7. "Lions sign free agents DE Datone Jones and DT Caraun Reid". October 11, 2017.
  8. "Giants Sign LB Thurston Armbrister, OT Laurence Gibson & RB Jalen Simmons". January 9, 2018.
  9. Eisen, Michael (August 20, 2018). "Giants sign RB Jhurell Pressley, LB Warren Long".
  10. "Cardinals announce signing of DE Cameron Malveaux, practice squad moves". Cards Wire. USA Today. November 28, 2018.
  11. "Cardinals fill final roster spot with LB Thurston Armbrister". Cards Wire. USA Today. November 30, 2018.
  12. "As Nkemdiche Goes To IR, Cardinals Bring Back Vincent Valentine". December 11, 2018.
  13. "Cardinals waive LB Thurston Armbrister". Cards Wire. USA Today. February 20, 2019.

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