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Earl Thomas | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 202
College: Texas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (14) / SEA
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Seahawks FS Earl Thomas says he thought his career was over when he broke his leg in December.
It's why Thomas sent his dramatic retirement tweet. "It's very different, especially it's my foundation, my legs," Thomas said of his first serious injury. "I'm a speedster. So when I initially broke it, I'm like, 'Dang, my career's over with.' ... But as you go through it, you learn, you understand that you can bounce back. And that's where I'm at at this point." Thomas is expected to be ready for training camp. Jun 13 - 2:17 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Coach Pete Carroll said there's "no question" FS Earl Thomas (broken leg) will be ready for training camp.

Thomas has reportedly looked close to full speed at OTAs. He continues to progress ahead of schedule and is on track to be cleared for the start of camp. Thomas will be nine months removed from his leg fracture for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Jun 3 - 3:05 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (broken leg) is participating in OTAs.

It's the first action for Thomas since finishing last year on IR. Thomas will likely be limited through training camp, but remains on track for Week 1.
Source: USA Today
May 31 - 4:45 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said FS Earl Thomas (broken leg) is on track for Week 1.

In March, Carroll said Thomas was "way ahead of schedule" in his return. The coach has never had a bad word to say about a rehab, however, so all of his injury updates should be taken with a grain of salt. That said, both Thomas and Kam Chancellor (ankle surgeries) should be ready for the start of the season.
May 4 - 12:40 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said FS Earl Thomas (broken leg) is "way ahead of schedule."

This is standard Carroll offseason fare. There's never been an injured Seahawks player who wasn't weeks and weeks ahead of schedule. The team is hosting free agent S Bradley McDougald for a visit this week, suggesting the Seahawks at least want a back-up plan for Thomas and Kam Chancellor (ankle surgeries). Thomas figures to be eased in to training camp.
Mar 14 - 5:58 PM

The Seahawks expect FS Earl Thomas (broken tibia) to be ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season.

Thomas' difference-making presence was felt severely down the stretch as Seattle allowed point totals above 30 in three of their final six games and became increasingly vulnerable to big plays, both in the run and pass games. Thomas turns 28 in May. The Seahawks have him signed for $8.5 million in 2017.
Jan 16 - 3:40 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (broken leg) tweeted Saturday night that he'll "definitely be back next year."

It's a sliver of good news for the Seahawks on a day where they lost Sunday's game to the Cardinals after a missed extra point. Thomas fractured his tibia in Week 13 and has openly discussed retirement since suffering the injury. Only 27 years old, Thomas' best football should still be ahead of him.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 10:45:00 PM

In an interview with NFL Network's Rich Eisen on Tuesday, Earl Thomas (broken leg) said he's caught "in between" retirement and continuing his career.

"I’m kind of enjoying just waking up in the morning without the pressure," said Thomas, who was placed on injured reserve with a broken tibia earlier this month. "I don’t know, man. I’m kind of caught in between right now." Thomas is only 27 but has already been in the league for seven years. He's been a first-team All-Pro selection each of the last four seasons and has been arguably the most valuable member of Seattle's vaunted Legion of Boom.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 07:16:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports people close to Earl Thomas (broken leg, injured reserve) said the safety will "be okay" and "just needs time."

Thomas tweeted he was considering retirement after breaking his leg on Sunday night, and Adam Schefter gave credence to the tweet in a report on Monday night. Schefter said the Seahawks do not believe he is really considering retirement, however, and this report seems to suggest the retirement talk is just an (understandable) emotional reaction. Thomas should be back next season.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Appearing on ESPN's Monday Night Football halftime show, Adam Schefter reported Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (broken leg, injured reserve) is "still considering retirement."

Not many people took Thomas' Sunday night halftime tweet seriously, but it apparently wasn't a complete lark. However, per Schefter, the Seahawks don't believe he's truly considering the possibility, and that it's just an "emotional" response. Still only 27, Thomas is signed through 2018. He remains one of the best defensive backs in the league. We should see Thomas on the field in 2017. His broken leg does not require surgery.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:01:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed FS Earl Thomas suffered a broken tibia in Week 13 and is done for the season.

He'll likely be placed on I.R. sometime this week. Thomas was hurt by friendly fire from SS Kam Chancellor in Sunday night's win and had to be carted off the field. It's a massive loss for a team with Super Bowl aspirations. Fourth-year UDFA Steven Terrell filled in for Thomas after he was hurt.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 06:13:00 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas was carted off with a cracked tibia in Week 13 against the Panthers.

Thomas went down on a low collision with SS Kam Chancellor. He was trying to intercept a pass from Cam Newton on the play. Thomas had to be carried off the field and was later carted off. He's likely out for the season and playoffs. Thomas is a candidate to be placed on IR next week.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 09:36:00 PM

Updating an earlier report, Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (hamstring) returned to a full practice on Wednesday.

That puts him on track to play Sunday versus Carolina. Thomas endured the first absence of his professional career in Week 12. Steven Terrell filled in for him at free safety.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (hamstring) remains day to day.

Thomas sat out for the first time in his career Sunday against Tampa Bay. He hasn't resumed practicing yet and it's going to be hard to gauge his status until he does. Consider Thomas questionable at best for Sunday night's game against the Panthers.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Week 12.

It's the first missed game of his career. Thomas was never expected to play after missing practice all week. Steven Terrell will replace Thomas opposite Kam Chancellor.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 06:20:00 PM

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