Seahawks say Earl Thomas has “slight” hamstring pull

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Seahawks safety Earl Thomas closed out Sunday’s game against the Texans on the bench after hurting his hamstring while trying to chase down DeAndre Hopkins on a 72-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Thomas said after the game that he wanted to return to the game, but that the team’s coaches “just didn’t let me” go back on the field. Head coach Pete Carroll provided an update on Thomas’ condition during an appearance on ESPN 710 in Seattle on Monday.

Carroll confirmed, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, that Thomas “was going to steal his helmet” to get back into the lineup, but that he ultimately relented. Carroll described Thomas’ injury as a “slight” hamstring pull that isn’t as bad as the injury that kept him out of one game last season but that they still have “to see what that means” in terms of his availability for Week Nine.

Bradley McDougald would step in alongside Kam Chancellor at safety in the event Thomas can’t play. Thomas returned an interception for a touchdown and made five tackles before getting hurt against the Texans.

12 responses to “Seahawks say Earl Thomas has “slight” hamstring pull

  1. That Seattle defense is on it’s last leg. The hits are adding up for Mr. Thomas. This makes back to back seasons with a leg injury. With the position he plays, it’s difficult to have much longevity at a high level. I’m sure it was fun while it lasted. But the best days of the Legion are behind them.

  2. That Seattle defense is on it’s last leg. The hits are adding up for Mr. Thomas. This makes back to back seasons with a leg injury. With the position he plays, it’s difficult to have much longevity at a high level. I’m sure it was fun while it lasted. But the best days of the Legion are behind them.
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    The Seahawks were the #1 defense prior to this game.

    You obviously didn’t watch the game. Have you watched any this year? Thomas is his usual sideline-to-sideline, playmaking self. Did you miss the pick-6 that kicked off Seattles scoring?

    Did you see the play he hurt his hammy on? Hopkins busted loose on a screen and Thomas turned on teh jets trying to catch him. He may have run him down if not for the tweak.

    “the best days of the Legion are behind them”??… They’re 5th in turnovers this year. Their best ranking since 2013… do you remember what happened that year??

  3. aarons444 –
    They’re 17th in total defense, and 20th against the run. In a league of 32, they’re mathematically below average. They gave up 38 points to a rookie QB. Hardly a defensive stand. The Seahawks won in spite of their porous defense.

  4. ipeefreelyagain says:

    aarons444 –
    They’re 17th in total defense, and 20th against the run. In a league of 32, they’re mathematically below average. They gave up 38 points to a rookie QB. Hardly a defensive stand. The Seahawks won in spite of their porous defense.
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    Total defense is yards, which is a meaningless stat. The only stat that matters is scoring, and they were #1 coming into the game and #7 today, and they’ll be top 3 by the end of the year, like they always are. The rushing stats are skewed by a couple of bad plays and without Deshaun Watson’s scrambling, they held the Texans actual running backs to 2.88 yards on 26 carries. They also held the Rams, the #1 scoring offense in the NFL, to 10 points.

    Yesterday was just a flukey game that usually happens every year. By the end of the year the Seahawks will be in the top 3, if not #1 in defense, like they always are. Everything else is just your desperate fantasy.

  5. To those trying to suggest the defense is lacking I would say that this last game was an outlier but feel free to continue to think so… that could only work out in the Seahawks favor.

    Like Richard Sherman said the Seahawks offense and Russell Wilson in particular bailed out the defense in this game. They have no problem admitting that apparently because it has been the other way around many times.

    So now we know Russell Wilson can completely ball-out this year with no oline help and Jadeveon Clowney in his face every play.

    Top tier.

  6. Seahawks can play every style of game. Earl ran more yesterday than he probably has in 2+ years….late 20’s legs wore out there late 4th quarter. It’s all good. Really needed that win. A couple games against pocket QBs will be a nice reprieve from Watson and the wishbone offense.

  7. Seattle can play every style of game, including the style where they give up a ton of points to any team with a passing game. Time to put those old timers out to pasture and blow it up. Pete will cut and run first chance he gets, just like USC.

  8. This defense was feared, huh they look like a bunch of pop warner kids who just aren’t very good, maybe they can use Lacy at safety in place of this guy Thomas….couldn’t be any worse. LOL

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