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29 Earl Thomas FS
Height/Weight: 5-10/202 | Birthdate: 5/7/1989 | Birthplace: Orange, TX, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Texas | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 80/64 | Average Draft Position: 164.86
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Earl Thomas a surprise participant at Seahawks OTA


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Safety Earl Thomas was able to participate in the Seahawks' OTA session on Tuesday, an unexpected surprise for the team, per ESPN

Thomas suffered a separated shoulder in the NFC Championship Game and had surgery in February. He isn't expected back until training camp. 

Thomas was able to take part in position drills at the start of practice, however. 


Seahawks S Earl Thomas (shoulder) will be ready by September


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that safety Earl Thomas is expected to be good to go following offseason shoulder surgery, according to ESPN.com.

Carroll said cornerback Tharold Simon's shoulder is recovering well from surgery too. 

“Everything we’re hearing is things are going really well and the surgeries were very successful,” Carroll said. “There’s just a time frame we have to make it through.”

Thomas had 97 tackles and one interception in 2014. Simon recorded 13 tackles and one interception. 


Seahawks GM John Schneider: Earl Thomas has yet to have surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Seahawks coach John Schneider told reporters on Thursday that safety Earl Thomas has yet to have the surgery he needs to his separated shoulder and torn labrum, reports the Tacoma News Tribune.

Thomas suffered the injury in the first half of the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay, and played the rest of the way, including Super Bowl 49 against New England. Schneider said there's no issues with Thomas being ready for the start of the season, adding "he attacks everything."

When asked whether Thomas would be ready for the start of training camp, the Seahawks general manager replied, "You know, I’m not sure. We are going to monitor him and make sure we do what’s best for long term. He’s going to be scratching and fighting to get out there as soon as he can. But we just don’t know where he will be. Between our performance staff and our trainers, those guys will have a great idea of where he is and will make sure he is taken care of."

Thomas started 16 games in 2014 and registered 97 tackles with one interception.


Seahawks' Earl Thomas gets 2015 salary guaranteed


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas had his $5.5 million base salary for the 2015 season fully guaranteed Saturday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry.

Thomas started 16 games in 2014 and registered 97 tackles with one interception.


Report: Earl Thomas has separated shoulder, torn labrum


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will be sidelined from football-related activities for the next six-to-eight due to a separated shoulder and torn labrum, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Thomas is schedule to have surgery on his shoulder. The hard-hitting safety entered the Super Bowl with these injuries and played through them. He recorded nine tackles in the 28-24 loss to the Patriots.

This past regular season, Thomas finished with 97 tackles and one interception. Last April, Thomas signed a four-year, $44.725 million contract with the Seahawks.


Report: Seahawks' Earl Thomas likely to have shoulder surgery


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will seek a second opinion on his injured shoulder though it does appear he will have offseason surgery to repair it, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Thomas entered Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Patriots with the shoulder injury. Despite the injury, Thomas recorded nine tackles in the 28-24 loss.

This season, Thomas finished with 97 tackles and one interception. Last April, Thomas signed a four-year, $44.725 million contract with the Seahawks.


Sherman, Chancellor, Thomas all set to play in Super Bowl Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2015) The Seahawks secondary starters are all active for Sunday's Super Bowl, the team announced. Cornerback Richard Sherman (elbow) and safeties Earl Thomas (shoulder) and Kam Chancellor (knee) are all active for Sunday after being listed as probable for the contest throughout the week.

Running back Marshawn Lynch (back) is also set to play after being listed as probable.

The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England.


Seahawks unveil final injury report in preparation for Super Bowl


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) The Seahawks have listed the following players as probable for the Super Bowl on Sunday: J.R. Sweezy (ankle), Justin Britt (knee), Marshawn Lynch (back), Earl Thomas (shoulder), Richard Sherman (elbow) and Kam Chancellor (knee).

Chancellor was a late addition to the injury report, when he fell on the next-to-last play of practice and missed the last play. He was not limping on his way off. All other players were full participants in practice Friday.

The Seahawks are currently 1-point underdogs against New England.


Earl Thomas on bad shoulder: 'I'll still play fearless'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/25/2015) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who dislocated his shoulder in the NFC Championship Game, could remain limited in practice this week ahead of the Super Bowl, reports the Seattle Times. But he said he won't be thinking about the injury against the Patriots.

"When I come alive nothing is limited,’’ he said. “I’ll still play fearless, throw my body around, and let whatever happens, happens.’’

Thomas did allow that he might have to rely more on his teammates.

“My mindset is I have an opportunity to really trust my teammates,’’ he said. “This is the first game I’m going to have to trust them because of my injury. So I really, really, really trust my teammates, and that’s what I’m banking on, my teammates doing what they need to do and I need to come through myself.’’

It's unclear if Thomas will need offseason surgery.

The Seahawks are 1-point underdogs after opening as 2.5-point favorites.


Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas to practice this week


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/25/2015) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told SiriusXM NFL Radio that cornerback Richard Sherman (elbow) and safety Earl Thomas (shoulder) will practice this week and should be "good to go" for the Super Bowl. Both got hurt in the NFC Championship Game.

Seattle is a 1-point underdog to the Patriots after opening as a 2.5-point favorite.


Seahawks' Carroll: Sherman, Thomas will be fine for Super Bowl


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday cornerback Richard Sherman (elbow) and free safety Earl Thomas (shoulder), who both sustained injuries in the NFC title game vs. Green Bay, will be fine to play in the Super Bowl.

As of Friday, the Patriots were 1-point favorites for the Super Bowl.


Seahawks release Thursday bye-week practice report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) The Seahawks released the practice report for Thursday's session, with safety Earl Thomas (shoulder), running back Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) and guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle) listed as did not participate for a second straight day.

The team listed four players as practicing in full, including defensive end Michael Bennett (not injury related), cornerback Richard Sherman (elbow), tackle Justin Britt (knee) and long snapper Clint Gresham (neck).

Seattle is a 1-point underdog against New England in Super Bowl XLIX.


Seahawks release Super Bowl bye-week practice report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) The Seahawks didn't take the practice field Wednesday during the team's bye week before Super Bowl XLIX, but they released a hypothetical Wednesday practice report, listing five players as DNP and two as going through a full practice.

Cornerback Richard Sherman, who sprained his elbow in the second half of Sunday's NFC Championship Game, is listed as a full participant along with tackle Justin Britt, putting the pair on track to be available for the title game.

Running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive end Michael Bennett would not have participated in practice due to non-injury-related reasons. Safety Earl Thomas (shoulder), guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle) and long snapper Clint Gresham (neck) would have joined them on the sidelines.

Seattle is a 1-point underdog for next Sunday's Super Bowl against New England.


Colts' Mike Adams and D'Qwell Jackson added to Pro Bowl roster


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Colts safety Mike Adams and linebacker D'Qwell Jackson will replace Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and linebacker Bobby Wagner in the 2015 Pro Bowl.

Neither Thomas nor Wagner can participate in the game as both prepare to take on the Patriots in next week's Super Bowl. 

Jackson led Indianapolis with 140 tackles in 2014, including four sacks while Adams totaled 87 tackles and grabbed a team-high five interceptions. 


Seahawks awaiting MRI results on Sherman, Thomas


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday that the team is still awaiting the MRI results on cornerback Richard Sherman (elbow) and safety Earl Thomas (shoulder), who played through injuries during Sunday's victory over the Packers in the NFC title game.

Although, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Monday a source, who reports Thomas has a dislocated shoulder, said Thomas "will play in the Super Bowl."

The line for the Super Bowl as of Monday afternoon was pick'em.


Seahawks' Earl Thomas injures shoulder, returns to the game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is dealing with a shoulder injury and left Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers. Thomas was taken to the locekr room for further examination on the shoulder.

Thomas was able to return to the game with a brace placed on his shoulder.


Seahawks' Earl Thomas: 'I'm not buying into' Rodgers' leg injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is not a believer of the calf injury Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered late in the season. He told reporters on Thursday that he and the rest of his defensive unit won't play Rodgers any differently, despite his injury, according to ESPN.

"I'm not buying into this leg issue," Thomas said. "I saw him scramble close to the goal line on the Cowboys, so he's not fooling me with that. I'm not falling into that."

Rodgers avoided Richard Sherman's side and was limited to 189 passing yards, with one touchdown and one interception in this year's season opener against Seattle. Thomas had just five combined tackles that night. He finished the season with 97 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception.

Seattle is a 7 1/2-point home favorite in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against Green Bay.


Report: Eagles to interview Seattle's Scott Fitterer for GM position


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) The Eagles are expected to interview Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer for the general manager position this week, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Fitterer was an area scout for the team before he was promoted to director of college scouting in 2010. In his first four drafts, the Seahawks have selected 13 starters, including free safety Earl Thomas (first round, 2010), cornerback Richard Sherman (fifth round, 2011) and quarterback Russell Wilson (third round, 2012).


Earl Thomas probable to return due to cramps


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is probable to return due to cramps.

Thomas limped off the field and was eventually carted to the locker room. After being evaluated, it was determined Thomas was probable to return due to cramping. 


Earl Thomas won't be primary punt returner


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(9/10/2014) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas won't be the team's primary punt returner moving forward, coach Pete Carroll said, per NFL.com. Bryan Walters will take over that job, with Thomas and receiver Doug Baldwin possibly filling in sometimes, the report said.

Thomas fumbled one of his returns last week.


Earl Thomas gets nearly $28 million guaranteed


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(4/28/2014) The four-year extension agreed to by Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is worth $40 million, including $27.725 million guaranteed, reports NFL Network. That's on top of the $4.725 million he'll earn this year.

Thomas has made three Pro Bowls in his first four seasons and is now the NFL's highest-paid safety.


Report: Seahawks, Earl Thomas reach longterm deal


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(4/28/2014) The Seahawks have locked up star safety Earl Thomas on a "blockbuster extension," reports NFL Network. He will the highest-paid safety in the league.

Report: Seahawks' top priority is extending Earl Thomas


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/2/2014) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman both have one year left on their contracts. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the team's top priority is to sign Thomas to an extension.

Seattle could sign both to extensions if the team makes cost-cutting moves like releasing Sidney Rice, Rapoport added.


Earl Thomas 'trying to take over the world'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/22/2014) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has come out of his shell this season. He told USA Today he used to be an introvert. "I really learned a lot this season about expressing myself – get out of your bubble," Thomas said. "I'm coming. I'm trying to take over the world."

Arguably the game's fastest safety, Thomas had 105 tackles, nine pass break-ups, five interceptions and two forced fumbles in the regular season. He has 15 career interceptions in the regular season, two in the playoffs, since being drafted 14th overall in 2010.

"Earl changes what you're seeing from the quarterback position," ESPN Radio analyst Brock Huard, Peyton Manning's former backup with the Colts, told the paper. "That will be a bigger deal if it's a windy, cold day because Peyton's velocity is not what it used to be.

"Peyton is going to have to be very, very careful with the kind of angles Earl can take because his speed is unlike any safety in today's game."


Seattle secondary leaders lead way against Saints


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Seahawks defensive backs Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas performed brilliantly Saturday against the Saints.

Chancellor led the team with 14 tackles and added two passes defensed. Thomas added 11 tackles and two passes defensed. They also helped shut down Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, holding him to one measly catch late in the fourth quarter.