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Earl Thomas | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 202
College: Texas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (14) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Pete Carroll admitted Monday he has not spoken to impending free agent Earl Thomas (broken leg) recently.
Despite breaking his leg last Week 4, Thomas is on track to become one of the highest-paid safeties in league history when he reaches the open market. Carroll called Thomas a "great player," but was noncommittal on the Seahawks' chances of re-signing him. We fully expect Thomas to make it to free agency. Jan 7 - 3:56 PM

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Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (leg) will undergo surgery this week.

Thomas will have a rod inserted in his broken leg, a measure that should have him back to full strength well before the start of free agency. The 29-year-old will likely be searching for a new team this offseason after a very public falling out with the rebuilding Seahawks. In the meantime, Tedric Thompson will fill in for the injured Thomas at free safety.
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 08:48:00 AM

Yahoo! Sports' Terez Paylor reports the Chiefs were "inching closer toward a deal" for FS Earl Thomas before he broke his leg in Week 4.

It's all moot now with Thomas re-breaking his tibia and being done for the season. Per Paylor, "there was internal optimism something would be struck before the deadline." The Cowboys also remained in the mix. It's still noteworthy, as both teams could eye Thomas in free agency in March.
Mon, Oct 1, 2018 08:16:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Seahawks FS Earl Thomas suffered a broken left leg in Sunday's Week 4 game against the Cardinals.

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed he'll be placed on injured reserve. Luckily Thomas didn't suffer any ligament damage and should be 100 percent by the time he reaches free agency (or the Super Bowl, if the Seahawks make it that far). The Seahawks had been gauging trade interest in Thomas but obviously this ends any chance of him getting dealt. It's a tough break literally and figuratively for Thomas, who held out from training camp before reluctantly reporting prior to Week 1. He's probably regretting that now. In all likelihood, the 29-year-old has played his final game as a Seattle Seahawk.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 09:52:00 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas suffered a lower-leg injury and was carted off the field in Sunday's Week 4 game versus the Cardinals.

Thomas suffered the injury to his lower-left leg on a touchdown pass to Chad Williams. The training staff immediately put his leg in a brace. Thomas has been playing through a contract dispute all season long in hopes of a long-term deal or a trade, but the injury appears to put a halt on either happening immediately. His return is doubtful.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 06:56:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seahawks won't budge on their asking price for FS Earl Thomas.

The Seahawks refuse to go lower than a second-rounder for Thomas, but with the trade deadline nearing, their leverage is running out. Dallas considered a trade for Thomas during the preseason but if those sides were to work out a deal, it probably would have happened last week when they played each other. Per Schefter, the Chiefs have emerged as the early frontrunner for Thomas. Kansas City's secondary has been a mess without Eric Berry (heel) and the Chiefs have an extra second-rounder they can use as trade bait. The trade deadline is October 30 at 4 PM ET.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 10:56:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks fined FS Earl Thomas for last week's missed practices.

Thomas reportedly skipped practice at least twice last week. Rather than bench him, the Seahawks decided to fine him instead. Thomas isn't happy with his contract, which led to him holding out most of the summer and likely played a role in his unexcused absences last week. There's obviously tension between the two sides, though it obviously hasn't affected Thomas' on-field performance. He holds PFF's top safety grade this year and is also tied for the league lead with three interceptions.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 09:48:00 AM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas was absent from Wednesday's practice.

The Seahawks claim his absence was not injury-related. The disgruntled safety has now been a no-show at three of the team's last four practices. Despite playing hooky throughout the week, Thomas saw his usual snaps Sunday against Dallas and was arguably the best player on either team, recording a pair of interceptions in the Seahawks' win. It's no secret that Thomas wants out of Seattle, though the Seahawks have yet to show any real interest in trading him. If the Seahawks do pursue a trade with Thomas, he'd be a great fit for the Falcons, who have already lost both of their starting safeties to season-ending injuries.
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 07:52:00 PM

Earl Thomas is active for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

Thomas was reportedly a no-show for two practices this week, though apparently that wasn't enough to get him benched. Look for him to play his usual role at free safety against Dallas. WR Doug Baldwin, DT Poona Ford, S Delano Hill, OG Ethan Pocic, RB C.J. Prosise, OG Jordan Simmons and LB K.J. Wright round out the Seahawks' Week 3 inactives.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 03:05:00 PM

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Seahawks are considering a "significant fine" for FS Earl Thomas after missing two practices this week.

Both absences were unexcused. It's the latest development in Thomas' ongoing feud with the Seahawks, who continue to rebuff trade offers for the disgruntled safety. Despite blowing off practice during the week, Thomas was present for Saturday's walkthrough and coach Pete Carroll plans to start him against the Cowboys in Week 3. Dallas has been the most aggressive team in pursuing Thomas and that would seem to be the 29-year-old's preferred landing spot, though ESPN's Adam Schefter still believes it's a "super long shot" that the Cowboys would meet Seattle's sky-high asking price. The Chiefs have emerged as a candidate for Thomas if he's traded before the Week 8 trade deadline.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 10:46:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are hoping to re-engage the Seahawks in trade talks for FS Earl Thomas.

At one time, Thomas to the Cowboys seemed inevitable but trade talks have died down in recent weeks. Despite this, the Cowboys' interest in Thomas has never waned and with owner Jerry Jones headed to Seattle for Sunday's game, the sides will finally have a chance to meet face to face. The five-time Pro Bowler and Texas native has openly expressed his desire to play in Dallas. Thomas also has a connection to DBs coach Kris Richard, who previously served as the Seahawks' defensive coordinator. He'd be a great fit for the Cowboys, though obviously it's going to take a king's ransom to pry him away from Seattle.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 09:20:00 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Earl Thomas may not play in Week 3 against Dallas.

"We’ll see how he’s doing, make sure he’s okay. He’s got some other stuff going on," Carroll told reporters at Friday's media session. Thomas was held out of practice for personal reasons. This doesn't look to be trade related despite Seattle playing the Cowboys this week. We'll pass updates on Thomas when more is known on his status.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 06:08:00 PM

Earl Thomas is active for Week 1 against the Broncos.

This was always the expectation, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Thomas will start. Seattle has questions throughout the defense, but Thomas can paper over a lot of cracks.
Sun, Sep 9, 2018 02:59:00 PM

Earl Thomas will play in Seattle's season opener against the Broncos.

This was expected after Thomas practiced all week. Thomas will start but may have his snaps scaled back coming off his preseason holdout. Even with Thomas back, Seattle's secondary remains a concern going into Week 1.
Sat, Sep 8, 2018 03:56:00 PM

The Seattle Times expects Earl Thomas to play in Week 1 against the Broncos.

Thomas got in a full week of practice after ending his holdout Wednesday. Despite the missed training camp time, he's on track to be active for the season opener. The Seahawks waived sixth-round DB Simeon Thomas, a sign they expect Thomas to play.
Fri, Sep 7, 2018 07:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
DE1Frank Clark
2Dion Jordan
3Quinton Jefferson
4Rasheem Green
5Poona Ford
DT1Jarran Reed
2Nazair Jones
3Poona Ford
4Shamar Stephen
MLB1Bobby Wagner
2Mychal Kendricks
WLB1K.J. Wright
2Austin Calitro
3Emmanuel Ellerbee
4Justin Currie
SLB1Barkevious Mingo
2Jake Martin
CB1Shaquill Griffin
2Justin Coleman
3Tre Flowers
4Neiko Thorpe
FS1Tedric Thompson
2Earl Thomas
SS1Bradley McDougald
2Delano Hill
3Simeon Thomas
P1Michael Dickson