Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
1 day ago

Thomas (hamstring) was a full participant at Friday's practice, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas has been sidelined for the Seahawks' previous two contests while nursing a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old free safety appears on track for a return though, as he has seen his practice workload increased throughout the week. Assuming he avoids any setbacks, Thomas should resume his usual role anchoring the team's secondary in Week 11.

Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
2 days ago

Thomas (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Initially injured Oct. 29 against the Texans, Thomas proceeded to miss the Seahawks' next two contests, which took place in a five-day span. He seems to be easing into drills this week with Thursday's capped session as he tests out the state of his healing hamstring. Look for his status to be clarified at some point before Monday's game versus the Falcons, but Thomas could be operating without two longtime members of the Legion of Boom (Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor).

Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
6 days ago

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he expects Thomas (hamstring) to play in Monday's matchup with the Falcons, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas has missed the last two contests after suffering a hamstring strain, but it looks like the star safety should be ready to return with the Seahawks having 11 days to prepare for their next game. Expect an official report on Thomas' status to come later in the week once the team releases its practice report.

Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
1 week ago

Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled inactive for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas will miss his second-straight contest as he continues to nurse a hamstring strain that he suffered in Week 8's win over the Texans. Look for Bradley McDougald to continue to start at free safety in his absence.

Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
1 week ago

Thomas (hamstring), who is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, won't suit up for the contest, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Seahawks may not formally rule Thomas out until inactives are released 90 minutes before the 8:25 p.m. EST kickoff, but given Anderson's report, it looks safe to conclude the safety will miss his second straight game. Bradley McDougald should pick up another start in Thomas' stead after accruing a season-high five tackles across 69 snaps in the Week 9 loss to the Redskins.

Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's contest at Arizona, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. "Because of the severity of the strain, it has taken some time," head coach Pete Carroll told John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site. "We're not able to get him to practice yet."

EDGE Analysis

Indeed, Thomas hasn't practiced since straining his hamstring Oct. 29 against the Texans. At this point, the Seahawks are likely focusing on Monday, Nov. 20 against the Falcons for Thomas' return to action, assuming he practices in some capacity next week. In the meantime, though, Thomas will yield his starting spot at free safety to Bradley McDougald.

Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
2 weeks ago

Head coach Pete Carroll said Thomas (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Thursday in Arizona, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Initially termed a "low-level" hamstring strain by Carroll, Thomas was unable to practice last week before he was ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Redskins. Making his presence felt by Wednesday's session will aid in the decision-making process, but the Seahawks could also use the schedule to their advantage as they won't play again until Monday, Nov. 20. If Thomas receives an inactive tag Thursday, the Seahawks will turn to Bradley McDougald at free safety yet again.

Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (hamstring) was officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Redskins, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas was thought to have a slight chance of playing, but the Seahawks evidently won't be taking any chances with their four-time All-Pro safety. Bradley McDougald will take over at free safety in his stead, according to Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times.

Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
2 weeks ago

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll intimated Friday that Thomas (hamstring) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Redskins, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. "It's been a hard week for [Thomas] not [being] able to do much," Carroll said. I don't know if he'll make any turn here day of the game. We'll kind of give him all the way up to that, but we're going to take care of him, too."

EDGE Analysis

Based on Carroll's comments, it doesn't sound as though the Seahawks will officially rule Thomas out until game day, despite the safety's lack of participation in practice this week. Even if Thomas is able to get on the field in some capacity Friday, he still seems likely to carry a questionable or doubtful designation heading into the Week 9 matchup. Carroll said Bradley McDougald would start in the secondary if Thomas is unable to go.

Earl Thomas
DB SEA (6)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (hamstring) will be re-evaluated Friday to see if he's ready to practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas missed practice Wednesday and will be held out again Thursday, but the Seahawks apparently have some hope he could be ready by the end of the week. He still seems likely to miss at least one game while recovering from the minor hamstring strain he suffered in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 41-38 win over the Texans.