Earl Thomas DB SEA 1 week ago

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas returned to practice Tuesday but was held out of contact drills as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury, according to NFL.com. Thomas was activated from the physically unable to perform list nearly two weeks ago and is being eased back in, making him highly unlikely to play in the team's second preseason game Friday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Earl Thomas DB SEA 3 weeks ago

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas passed a physical Wednesday and was activated from the physically unable to perform list, according to ESPN. Thomas underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in February and is targeting a return by the third or fourth preseason game. The 26-year-old has been an invaluable member of the formidable Seahawks' defense, earning First-Team All-Pro honors in each of the last three seasons and totaling a career-high 122 total tackles last year. His presence is even more important to the team, as safety Kam Chancellor's future is uncertain while he holds out for a new contract. Thomas has not missed a game in his five-year NFL career, accumulating 16 interceptions, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries, but his status for the beginning of the regular season is still in question as he works his way back.

Earl Thomas DB SEA 3 months ago

Thomas (shoulder) hasn't progressed to 11-on-11 work as of Tuesday's OTA, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Thomas is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum suffered during the NFC Championship Game, which was expected to require 6-to-8 months of recovery. After fitting in some drills early in Tuesday's practice, Thomas has five OTAs (June 4 and 8-11) and a three-day mandatory minicamp remaining to make his presence felt in the offseason program. No matter, the aforementioned timetable implies that he may not be ready for contact when training camp rolls around, meaning his health should be monitored closely to ensure he's available to the Legion of Boom to begin the season.

Earl Thomas DB SEA 6 months ago

Thomas, who played through a full torn labrum in the Super Bowl, has yet to have shoulder surgery but is expected to be ready for the start of the season, the Seattle Times reports.Thomas suffered the injury in the NFC championship game. He reportedly will need six to eight months to recover following surgery, , but general manager John Schneider said Thursday that he is not concerned about Thomas being ready for the start of the season. Schneider said it's possible that Thomas is ready for the start of training camp "because we are going to monitor him and make sure we do what's best for the long term."

Earl Thomas DB SEA 7 months ago

Thomas (shoulder) will undergo offseason surgery to repair a fully torn labrum, and he is expected to be out for six-to-eight months, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Thomas suffered the injury during the NFC Championship Game, and he opted to play through it in the Super Bowl. While it was known that he suffered a serious injury, it's surprising to learn just how severe the issue is. The recovery timeline of six-to-eight months casts doubt over Thomas' availability for training camp, but ESPN's Adam Schefter said the safety will be ready. Thomas, Kam Chancellor (knee) and Richard Sherman (shoulder) all played the Super Bowl with injuries that would typically sideline a player for an extended period of time. Slot corner Jeremy Lane suffered a broken arm during the game, and fellow cornerback Byron Maxwell is slated to become an unrestricted free agent. The Seattle secondary bears close watching this offseason.

Earl Thomas DB SEA 7 months ago

Thomas (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Patriots.

Thomas has been dealing with a minor shoulder injury since the NFC Championship game, but after practicing all week, he'll suit up for the biggest game of the season.

Earl Thomas DB SEA 7 months ago

Thomas (shoulder) is officially probable for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Patriots.

Thomas was a full participant in practice all week, and given the magnitude of Sunday's contest, there is almost no chance he will miss the Super Bowl.

Earl Thomas DB SEA 7 months ago

Thomas (shoulder) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice, The Seattle Times reports.

Thomas missed two days of practice last week before getting in a limited session Friday, but it now appears he is near or back at full speed. Expect the Seahawks to take the necessary precautions over the next couple days to ensure Thomas is ready to go for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Earl Thomas DB SEA 7 months ago

Thomas (shoulder) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.

The Seahawks are proceeding cautiously with Thomas after he dislocated his shoulder in the NFC Championship Game, but his return to practice in some capacity suggests the Seahawks are earmarking him to play in next Sunday's Super Bowl. It wouldn't be a surprise if he's only a limited participant in the week leading up to the game as a matter of preservation.

Earl Thomas DB SEA 7 months ago

Thomas (shoulder) is slated to undergo an MRI on Monday, ESPN.com reports.

Thomas dislocated his shoulder during Sunday's NFC Championship Game, but regardless of what his MRI reveals, the safety is expected to play in Super Bowl XLIX. We'll let you know if that assessment changes, but at the very least, expect the issue to impact Thomas' practice participation in the coming days.