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Earl Thomas

26-Year-Old Safety – Seattle Seahawks

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Thomas has always earned extremely high marks for his effectiveness in real football terms – he's widely recognized as one of the top players on Seattle's league-best defense – but his IDP utility nev...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  4

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Shoulder
HT: 5' 10"   WT: 202   DOB: 5/7/1989
College: Texas  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Earl Thomas Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $40 million extension, with $27.725 million guaranteed, with the Seahawks in April of 2014.

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Thomas, who played through a fully 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.

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Earl Thomas NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 21 Sea 16 71 60 11 0 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 Sea 16 92 67 25 0 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2012 23 Sea 16 61 39 22 0 9 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 24 Sea 16 105 78 27 0 9 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 Sea 16 97 71 26 0 6 1 0 3 1 0 0 3 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Earl Thomas – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Free Safety

Snap Count Stats

883

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Earl Thomas was on the field for 883 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Earl Thomas was on the field for 62 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 962 88
2013 955 87
2014 883 62
Earl Thomas 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 GB 62 11 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2 @SD 77 6 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Den 67 4 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 BYE Bye Week
5 @Was 55 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Dal 0 0 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @StL 49 7 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Car 60 4 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Oak 59 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 NYG 68 1 6 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @KC 48 4 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ari 54 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @SF 58 3 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Phi 46 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
15 SF 58 2 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Ari 60 2 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 StL 62 1 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 BYE Bye Week
Playoffs Car 0 0 11 5 6 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs GB 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 BYE Bye Week
Playoffs NE 0 0 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Earl Thomas  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 10"
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Weight:   202 lbs
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40-Yard Dash
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   31.25 in
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Hand Length:   9.38 in
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Vertical Jump
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Bench Press:   21 reps
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Earl Thomas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thomas will have surgery to repair a fully torn labrum and is expected to be out six to eight months, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Thomas suffered the injury on the same play he dislocated his shoulder in the NFC championship game. Considering the severity of his injury, it's perhaps even more surprising he played in the Super Bowl. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Thomas is expected to be ready for training camp, though the recovery timetable casts doubt on that. Thomas, Kam Chancellor (knee) and Richard Sherman (shoulder) played the Super Bowl with injuries that would typically sideline a player for an extended period. Slot corner Jeremy Lane suffered a compound fractured 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.
Thomas (shoulder) is active for Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Patriots.

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

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

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

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

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Thomas will return punts this season, coach Pete Carroll confirmed to 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday.

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Thomas lobbied for the job and looked decent in the role during exhibition games. WR/PR Bryan Walters, who was cut Saturday, was re-signed Monday. So while Thomas will start as the punt returner, Walters could see action, too.
Following the release of wide receiver Bryan Walters, Thomas will likely open the season as Seattle's primary punt returner, Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Thomas has never returned a punt or kick during the regular season, but he did rip off a 59-yard punt return against the Bears in Seattle's third game this preseason. He has the athleticism to succeed in the role, and he might be able to tack on a touchdown or two through special teams. However, there's also the added risk of injury, which led fellow Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor to call it a bad idea, ESPN.com reports. Of course, Chancellor doesn't have much say in the matter, and it's far more telling that the Seahawks were willing to let Thomas return punts in the preseason.

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2014

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2013

Thomas is coming off a remarkably weak IDP campaign in which he totaled just 61 tackles, but that number seems like a fluke, and few safeties have Thomas' ball skills. After such an improbably unproductive year, it's time for the pendulum to swing back for Thomas. He had 92 tackles in the 2011 season, and he's due for a breakout interception season after pulling in only five over the last two seasons. A stronger Seattle pass rush should help him on that front.

2012

Thomas was the heavy favorite to be Seattle's the top IDP option last year, but his failure to meet that mark had more to do with Kam Chancellor's surprising ascent rather than any decline on Thomas' part. The 2010 first-round pick finished last year with 98 tackles (69 solo) and two interceptions. It was basically the opposite stat line than what was expected from Thomas, who is known for his coverage skills rather than his tackling ability. He remains one of the league's most talented safeties, in any case, so he could find a happy medium between last year's tackle-heavy stats and the turnover potential he showed as a rookie when he intercepted five passes. It's worth noting that though Thomas' ceiling doesn't appear to be as high as Chancellor's, Thomas' floor is arguably higher since he hasn't missed a game in his two NFL seasons.

2011

The list of safeties that can match Thomas’ potential as a coverage specialist is very short. The 14th overall pick from the 2010 draft is a rangy playmaker with cornerback-like speed and generally good instincts. His short-term fantasy value might be limited due to his modest run-stopping abilities, however, as he finished last year with a mostly average total of 76 tackles (64 solo). He really hit the rookie wall toward the end of the year, totaling just 13 tackles (11 solo) in his last five games, but the 22-year-old should be more consistent in his sophomore season.

2010

The 14th overall pick in the 2010 Draft, Thomas is expected to start at free safety for Pete Carroll’s Seahawks, replacing Jordan Babineaux whose 104 tackles ranked fifth among defensive backs last season. At 5-10, 197, Thomas is a touch on the small side for an NFL safety — he’s more of a cornerback/safety ‘tweener at this point — but is highly regarded for his ball-hawking skills. He’s not known for his tackling, but as Babineaux showed last season, the opportunities should be there. And whatever tackles he leaves on the field, he should make up for it with picks as he has great range.