Posted: 8/20/2016 1:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael has learned how to use his speed, according to QB Russell Wilson, and FS Earl Thomas said the game has 'slowed down' for Michael. C Justin Britt said the 'whole building' can see Michael's work ethic and determination.
Huddle Up: Michael is having a strong preseason, and it seems increasingly likely he will be given a chance to prove his worth in the regular season. He has loads of potential, and he is worth taking a chance on as a RB4.
Posted: 9/09/2015 12:09 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will play Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams. Thomas, though, isn't 100 percent and hasn't hit or tackled this preseason.
Huddle Up: Earl Thomas is Earl Thomas, one of the the best safeties in the game, and if he's playing, his IDP owners need to start him as well. The Seahawks, meanwhile, certainly can use Thomas' presence with the holdout of fellow safety Kam Chancellor dragging into the regular season.
Posted: 8/19/2015 2:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) said he isn't sure if he'll be able to play in the regular season opener as he continues to recover from surgery on his torn labrum.
Huddle Up: The shoulder of the Legion of Boom's ringmaster has taken longer to heal than expected. So far there's been no mention of the PUP list, and his IDP league owners are just going to have to hold tight.
Posted: 8/06/2015 2:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 5, after passing his physical. He is expected to be healthy enough for the regular season opener after recovering from surgery on a torn labrum.
Huddle Up: It's still not clear if Thomas will see any action in the preseason but unless he suffers a setback, he'll be ready to go when the Seahawks take on the Rams in Week 1.
Posted: 7/23/2015 11:07 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) isn't expected to be cleared for training camp, and his status is questionable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: IDP alert as the four-time Pro Bowler has not missed a game in five NFL seasons while averaging 93.4 tackles, 3.2 interceptions and 8.2 passes defensed per season. His absence obviously would also drag down the value of the Seahawks' D.
Posted: 2/24/2015 9:02 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will undergo surgery to repair the torn labrum in his shoulder Tuesday, Feb. 24. Rehab time is 6-8 months.
Huddle Up: The end of that timetable very much threatens the start of the 2015 season for the three-time first-team All-Pro who has averaged 93.4 tackles, 8.2 passes defensed and 3.2 interceptions in his five seasons in the Pacific Northwest.
Posted: 2/06/2015 6:02 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will undergo surgery for his torn labrum and miss 6-8 months. However, he is expected to be good to go by the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: "Good to go by training camp" sounds a little overly optimistic given that the short end of the above timetable takes us into August.
Posted: 1/29/2015 10:01 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) was administered a human growth hormone test by the league Wednesday, Jan. 28, and he believes it was directed at him after he recovered fast from his injury in the NFC Championship Game. Thomas was able to practice in full Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Huddle Up: Just a sign of the times as HGH testing has been allowed since early October.
Posted: 1/24/2015 6:01 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will play in the Super Bowl, head coach Pete Carroll said Friday, Jan. 23.
Huddle Up: The Thomas suffered a separated shoulder in the NFC title game and at least has an extra week of recovery time before the big game. This particular injury, though, could compromise Thomas more than most, given his aggressive, hard-hitting style.
Posted: 9/11/2014 9:09 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas will no longer return punts for the team, and he'll be replaced by WR Bryan Walters. Head coach Pete Carroll said Thomas could remain in the mix if the team needs him, but Walters and a mix of others will be the primary returners.
Huddle Up: Thank-you cards are forthcoming from Thomas' IDP owners as the All-Pro safety was one hard hit or freak mishap away from sustaining a totally unnecessary injury.