The Seattle Seahawks announced Tuesday that they’ve officially placed S Earl Thomas on season-ending injured reserve.
The Seahawks have brought back S Jeron Johnson to replace Thomas, who suffered a fractured bone in his leg during Sunday’s win over the Panthers.
Thomas mentioned via his Twitter account Sunday night that he’s considering retirement after he suffered a lower leg injury and was carted to the locker room.
This game has been so good to me no regrets.. A lot is running through my mind including retirement thanks for all the prayers.
— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) December 5, 2016
Thomas, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2010. He’s currently in the third year of his five-year, $44.725 million contract that includes $27.725 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $8 million and $8.5 million over the next two years.
In 2016, Thomas had appeared in 11 games and recorded 48 tackles, no sacks, two interceptions, a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and 10 pass defenses.