Seahawks Place S Earl Thomas On Season-Ending Injured Reserve

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.

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.

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