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Earl Thomas | Defensive Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 202
College: Texas
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) to be ready for Week 1.
Thomas is missing the entire preseason as he regains strength in his surgically-repaired shoulder. Thomas has never missed a game in five NFL seasons. Aug 27 - 3:38 PM

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says FS Earl Thomas' shoulder is "fully healed."

Carroll said it's just a matter of "getting all the strength back to protect." Thomas recently questioned his Week 1 status, but Carroll appears confident he'll be ready.
Aug 20 - 2:30 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) is unsure if he'll be ready for Week 1.

Thomas has been ramping up his practice participation of late, but appears poised to miss the preseason. Barring a setback, he's still looking likely to suit up for Seattle's Sept. 13 opener in St. Louis.
Aug 18 - 3:52 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) "is still a couple weeks away."

Thomas has been limited to walkthroughs since getting removed from the active/PUP list. He could be held out of Seattle’s first two preseason games. Thomas is expected to be ready for Week 1.
Aug 8 - 7:04 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) has been cleared for training camp.

Thomas spent the first week of camp on active/PUP. He still isn't fully recovered from shoulder surgery, but it's a good sign for his Week 1 status. Thomas should see limited preseason snaps.
Aug 5 - 5:44 PM

Seahawks placed FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) on the active/PUP list.

Thomas is hoping to get cleared for Seattle's final two preseason games. He's still recovering from offseason surgery, but hasn't had any setbacks. Thomas remains questionable for Week 1.
Jul 31 - 4:48 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder surgery) hopes to be ready for the "third or fourth preseason game."

"The hope for Thomas is to be active after starting the preseason on the (active/)PUP list," Rapsheet said on NFL Network. The report comes the same day that ESPN's Ed Werder reported that Thomas' Week 1 status is uncertain. We won't have a good feel for Thomas' status until sometime in mid-August.
Jul 23 - 8:05 PM

Earl Thomas (shoulder) will not be ready for the start of training camp and his Week 1 status is uncertain.

Thomas underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in February. The good news is he hasn't had any setbacks and is making steady progress -- it's simply a long process to recover from this procedure. If Thomas doesn't gain clearance for Week 1, he should be back sometime shortly after. He's been a first-team All-Pro in each of the last three seasons and has never missed a game in his five-year career.
Jul 23 - 11:21 AM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) participated in individual drills at Tuesday's OTA.

Thomas is speeding through his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. While it was initially in question whether he'd be ready for Week 1, the Seahawks have already said this week Thomas will be ready for the start of training camp.
Jun 2 - 10:22 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder surgery) is expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp.

The early line was that Thomas would be ready for Week 1, but he's apparently progressing faster than expected. It still wouldn't be surprising if Thomas opened camp on the PUP list out of an abundance of caution, but his regular-season status is not in doubt.
May 26 - 4:57 PM

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed he expects FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) to be ready for Week 1.

Less than a month removed from shoulder surgery, Thomas is expected to miss the majority of OTAs and training camp. He's expected to be ready for the start of the season, but will need to avoid setbacks. Thomas has never missed a game in his five-year career.
Mar 13 - 7:45 PM

A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk there's "no doubt" Earl Thomas (shoulder surgery) will be ready for Week 1.

Thomas went under the knife on Tuesday, and has been slapped with a tentative 6-8 month recovery timetable. That would have him missing all of the offseason, and a decent chunk of camp and the preseason. Thomas hasn't missed a game in five NFL seasons, but there's a chance he'll be heading into Week 1 with very few practice reps under his belt.
Feb 24 - 6:24 PM

The Seahawks fully expect FS Earl Thomas (shoulder surgery) to be ready for Week 1.

Speaking at the Combine, GM John Schneider did admit Thomas may not be full go for the start of camp. "We are going to monitor him and make sure we do what’s best for the long term." ESPN reports Thomas' timetable is 6-8 months. He'll likely begin camp on the active/PUP list, and quite likely miss time in the preseason.
Feb 24 - 1:32 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder confirms Earl Thomas (shoulder surgery) is looking at a 6-8 month rehab timetable.

Thomas is having surgery today to repair a torn labrum. Seattle's secondary is arguably its biggest strength, but only when healthy. Jeremy Lane (arm and ACL) and Richard Sherman (elbow) are also recovering from injuries and free agent Byron Maxwell is looking at other teams. It's possible the Legion of Boom has already peaked.
Feb 24 - 10:15 AM

A league source tells the Everett Herald that Earl Thomas (shoulder surgery) will be ready for Week 1.

"Will be good to go when needed for next year," the source told reporter John Boyle. "(Thomas has) never missed a game. (That) will not change." Going under the knife to repair a "fully" torn labrum, Thomas is staring at a 6-8 month timetable. That leaves him questionable for the start of camp, and Week 1 could become an issue if he experiences setbacks.
Feb 5 - 6:05 PM

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