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Earl Thomas | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 202
College: Texas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (14) / SEA
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The Seahawks are emphasizing "pursuit and effort" this offseason.
The Seahawks forced a modest 23 turnovers last season, good for just 15th in the league. They created 39 in 2013, and 24 in 2014. "You can never be good enough in pursuit and chasing the football and effort," coach Pete Carroll said. "There’s not a time when you nail it. Every day you have to come back to it." Jun 21 - 3:53 PM

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Seahawks FS Earl Thomas believes the shoulder harness he will wear this season has limited his ability to high-point the football.

"I hate the harness they put on me, but I’ve got to wear it," Thomas said. "I feel like I can’t high-point anything, but that’s the way my cards are dealt right now." The harness likely limits Thomas' range of motion, which could prevent him from reaching up high to snag an interception. Thomas is not fully healthy, but his play is vital for a secondary lacking Kam Chancellor Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 11:11:00 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder said Seahawks FS Earl Thomas will play Week 1 despite not being fully healthy.

Thomas apparently has not hit or tackled since undergoing shoulder surgery following the Super Bowl, but he is "motivated by" a "responsibility to teammates" to be out on the field. With holdout SS Kam Chancellor all but certain to miss opening day, having Thomas in the secondary would be a big boost.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 08:53:00 AM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will be ready for Week 1.

Coach Pete Carroll said Thomas is as ready to go as "we can get him." It's been a long recovery for the Seahawks' stud safety, but he'll be ready to rock against the Rams. Thomas has never missed a game.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 03:36:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 03:38:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 02:30:00 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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 03:52:00 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.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 07:04:00 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.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 05:44:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 04:48:00 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.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 08:05:00 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.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 11:21:00 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.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 10:22:00 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.
Tue, May 26, 2015 04:57:00 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.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 07:45:00 PM

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