Earl Thomas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Earl Thomas blames his injury for Seahawks’ late-season struggles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Seattle Seahawks went 2-2 in their final four regular season games of 2016 before falling in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. According to safety Earl Thomas, they’d have gone a lot further with him on the field. Thomas suffered a broken leg late last season and missed out on the..." April 05

  • Pete Carroll: Earl Thomas ‘way ahead of schedule’

    Sportsnaut "A broken leg ended the 2016 season early for Earl Thomas. But according to coach Pete Carroll, the Seattle Seahawks star’s recovery is going better than expected. That is certainly welcome news for the Seahawks. The 2017 offseason has not been especially kind to Seattle, especially the famed..." March 15

  • Earl Thomas commits to playing in 2017

    Sportsnaut "The end of the 2016 season was a bit worrisome for the Seattle Seahawks. The team’s normally vaunted defense looked quite normal after Earl Thomas suffered a season-ending injury. Making matters worse, Thomas had left some doubt on whether he plans on coming back. Those fears can now be put to..." March 03

  • Pete Carroll: Earl Thomas “doing very well”

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks closed out the 2016 season without the services of safety Earl Thomas as a result of a broken leg he suffered in Week 13 and it briefly looked like they would be spending even more time without Thomas in their secondary. Thomas said he was thinking about retiring in the immediate..." March 02

  • Seahawks expect Earl Thomas to be ready for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "The Seattle Seahawks missed All-Pro safety Earl Thomas through the final quarter of the regular season and the playoffs. Their defense simply wasn’t the same after the defensive back suffered a broken tibia back in Week 13. In fact, this unit yielded a 100-plus quarterback rating in the six games..." January 17

  • Tom Brady: I love Earl Thomas

    ESPN "As the New England Patriots were closing out their 34-16 victory against Houston on Saturday night in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, Seattle safety Earl Thomas tweeted his frustration. Brady said Monday morning that he heard about Thomas' tweet, and he deflected it with laughter when..." January 16

  • Earl Thomas complains Patriots' path to Super Bowl too easy

    Pro Football Talk "On the same day that the Seahawks exited the playoffs by losing in Atlanta, the Patriots advanced to their sixth straight AFC title game. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas noticed it, and he doesn’t like it. The Pro Bowler who broke his leg during a Sunday night win over the Panthers in early..." January 15

  • A story of Earl Thomas, a fur hat and a group of die-hard Russian Seahawks fans

    Seattle Times "You might’ve noticed Earl Thomas on the sidelines during the Seahawks’ 26-6 win over the Lions on Saturday. You might’ve also noticed how stylish he looked, wearing shades and a fur hat. Take a closer look, and you’ll notice the hat has Thomas’ No. 29 engraved on the front, with Russian..." January 09

  • Earl Thomas guarantees Seahawks would have had a first-round bye if he had been healthy

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks have looked like a different team without All-Pro safety patrolling the secondary. But just how different would things have been had Earl Thomas been healthy down the stretch? Well, Thomas himself offered his thoughts on the matter Monday, responding to that question on Twitter,..." January 03

  • Earl Thomas says he will return next season despite injury

    Fox Sports "The Seattle Seahawks may have been defeated by the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, but, they did achieve an off-the-field victory, as their injured star safety Earl Thomas declared he will be returning to the team next season after weeks of uncertainty. Three weeks ago, immediately..." December 25

  • Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard on Earl Thomas retiring: ‘I don’t think he’s serious at all’

    Seattle Times "While injured Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas has talked several times in recent weeks of possibly retiring, defensive coordinator Kris Richard said Wednesday he does not consider that a realistic option. “I don’t think he’s serious at all,” Richard said during his regular weekly meeting with..." December 22

  • Seahawk Earl Thomas says he’s ‘caught in between’ retiring and returning to play

    Seattle Times "Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas said he is “kind of caught in between’’ continuing to play or retiring during an interview Tuesday on The Rich Eisen Show on the NFL Network. Thomas, who did the interview via phone, said when asked about a Tweet he sent out after he suffered a season-ending..." December 20

  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirms Earl Thomas out for season with broken tibia

    Seattle Times "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that free safety Earl Thomas is out for the season with a broken tibia. Thomas suffered the injury with 10:40 to play in the second quarter when he collided legs with teammate Kam Chancellor as each was attempting to defend a pass from Carolina’s Cam..." December 06

  • Earl Thomas tweets he’s thinking about retirement after being carted off with leg injury

    SI "After he was carted off with a leg injury during Sunday night’s game against the Panthers, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas tweeted that he was thinking about retirement. “This game has been so good to me no regrets,” Thomas wrote. ‘A lot is running through my mind including retirement thanks for..." December 05

  • Seahawks' Thomas wore disguise to watch 1st missed game at sports bar

    Seattle Times "Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas hadn’t missed a game since his days at West Orange-Stark (Texas) High School before he was forced to sit out the trip last Sunday to Tampa Bay. And at first, Thomas wasn’t sure what he was going to do with himself. “It was definitely hard,” said Thomas, who..." December 03

  • Seahawk Earl Thomas on Rob Gronkowski: ‘I just hope he stays positive’

    Seattle Times "The news Thursday that New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is likely to miss the rest of the season hit home to one Seattle Seahawk — safety Earl Thomas. Gronkowski’s family and the Patriots announced Thursday night that the Arizona grad will have back surgery that is likely to sideline him..." December 03

  • Earl Thomas will miss game for 1st time in career

    CBS Sports "For the first time in his NFL career, star Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will sit out a game. The Seahawks initially listed Thomas as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a hamstring injury, but they later downgraded him to out. Thomas was drafted back in 2010..." November 25

  • Seahawks’ Earl Thomas has ‘first-degree’ hamstring strains, Pete Carroll says

    Seattle Times "Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has never missed a start since coming to the team in 2010, a steak of 106 straight regular-season games. But that streak could be in jeopardy Sunday at Tampa Bay as coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly Monday radio show on ESPN 710 Seattle that he has a..." November 21

  • Earl Thomas wishes Rob Gronkowski a quick recovery

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas injured New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski during their Week 10 battle on a tremendous hit to the midsection. Here’s the play that has Gronkowski dealing with pain (initially reported as a punctured lung) and that he says was the one of hardest..." November 15

  • Rob Gronkowski: Earl Thomas hit one of hardest I’ve ever taken

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left Sunday night’s game in the first half to get evaluated for a concussion after taking a big hit from Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Gronkowski wound up being cleared to return to the game after what he called “a good, clean hit” as big as any he’s taken over..." November 14

  • Earl Thomas not fined for hugging official

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL fines players when they go too far in making celebrations. Apparently hugging an official doesn’t constitute going too far. The league has confirmed that Seahawks safety Earl Thomas was not fined for hugging an official after he scored a touchdown on Sunday. Thomas was flagged for..." November 04