Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said FS Earl Thomas would be the team's punt returner were the season to start today.
Seahawks signed FS Earl Thomas to a four-year, $40 million extension through 2018.
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks' "top priority" this offseason is re-signing FS Earl Thomas.
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas earned a $900,000 base salary escalator for 2014, bringing his new scheduled pay to $4.625 million.
Coach Pete Carroll said FS Earl Thomas is just hitting his prime now.
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $1.575 million to $2.05 million.
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas triggered $475,000 in incentives by earning a 2012 Pro Bowl berth and steering his team to a playoff win.
FS Earl Thomas is the first Seahawk to make the Pro Bowl since 2008-09.
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas is drawing comparisons to Troy Polamalu.
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas will meet the team in New Orleans after leaving Friday's practice to attend a memorial service in Texas.
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas logged just two tackles in a Week 4 loss at St. Louis, but intercepted a Sam Bradford pass in the end zone.
Seahawks first-round FS Earl Thomas was immediately inserted with the first team on Sunday afternoon.
Seahawks signed No. 14 overall pick CB Earl Thomas to a five-year, $21.1 million contract, including $12.32 million guaranteed.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that the tentative plan is for Earl Thomas to start at safety opposite Jordan Babineaux.