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Earl Thomas | Defensive Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 202
College: Texas
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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

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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

Earl Thomas is undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a "fully" torn labrum.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Thomas will be ready for training camp, but NFL Network puts his timeline at 6-8 months. That would leave him questionable. Thomas played through the injury in the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl. Between Thomas, Kam Chancellor (torn MCL) and Richard Sherman (torn elbow ligament), the Legion of Boom was majorly banged up in the Seahawks' near Super Bowl win. Typically elite in 2014, Thomas hasn't missed a game since being the No. 14 overall pick of the 2010 draft.
Feb 5 - 4:21 PM's Ian Rapoport reports Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (dislocated shoulder) is expected to undergo surgery.

Rapsheet reports Thomas will first get a second opinion, but that the "expectation" is that he'll go under the knife. Again one of the league's best safeties in 2014, Thomas hasn't missed a game in his five-year career.
Feb 2 - 1:38 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) is practicing in full for Super Bowl XLIX.

Thomas' status was never in doubt, but this confirms he'll be ready to rock against the Patriots.
Jan 29 - 9:40 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will play in the Super Bowl after getting in a limited practice on Friday.

"That’s a big statement that Earl is going to be fine for next week," Carroll said. "He’ll be fine by game time." Thomas played through the injury in the NFC Championship Game, and there was zero chance he would miss the Super Bowl. Richard Sherman (elbow) is also expected to play.
Source: ESPN
Jan 24 - 11:17 AM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) was upgraded to limited in Friday's practice.

Thomas was rested on Wednesday and Thursday after playing through a dislocated shoulder in the NFC Championship Game. His status isn't in doubt for Super Bowl XLIX, but both Thomas and Richard Sherman (elbow) are likely to be at less than 100 percent against the Patriots.
Jan 23 - 4:48 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) sat out Thursday's practice.

There have already been multiple reports that Thomas' status is not in doubt for Super Bowl XLIX, but his practice reps figure to be rationed. Thomas played through the injury in the NFC Championship Game.
Jan 22 - 7:26 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas has been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder, but is fully expected to start Super Bowl XLIX.

"Don't even waste any time on the story," was a source's advice to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The injury is no laughing matter, but Thomas played through it in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Both Thomas and Richard Sherman (elbow) appear poised to play at well less than 100 percent against the Patriots in Arizona.
Jan 19 - 1:18 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas is headed for a Monday MRI on his shoulder.

Thomas reportedly separated his shoulder in the first half of Sunday's NFC Championship Game win. He went to the locker room, got it placed in a harness and finished the game. "I know who I am, I'm a warrior, bro," Thomas said. "Everybody on the team knows who I am. I'm a man, man."
Jan 19 - 8:15 AM

FS Earl Thomas is the favorite to return punts for the Seahawks this season.

Thomas almost broke a 59-yard return for a touchdown in the Seahawks' third preseason game Friday night. It seems unwise to risk an All-Pro safety that was just given a huge contract extension on punt returns, but Thomas is a dynamic player with the ball in his hands.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said FS Earl Thomas would be the team's punt returner were the season to start today.

Carroll also said CB Richard Sherman was "in the mix" on punts. Both Thomas and Sherman are exceedingly dangerous with the ball in their hands, but recipients of fat new contract extensions this offseason, we doubt Seattle ends up risking their health on returns.
Tue, May 27, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Seahawks signed FS Earl Thomas to a four-year, $40 million extension through 2018.

He's now locked up through his age-29 season, giving Thomas a chance at one more monster contract before his career is through. Having started 64-of-64 games since entering the league as the 14th overall pick out of Texas in 2010, Thomas has logged 15 career interceptions, five forced fumbles, and 32 pass breakups while arguably emerging as football's premier center-field safety. Still only 25 years old (in May), Seahawks players are alleged to privately consider Thomas the team's best defensive back, ahead of Richard Sherman. It's early, of course, but Thomas is on a Hall of Fame early-career track with three Pro Bowls and two first-team All-Pro berths through his first four NFL seasons.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 04:53:00 PM

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