RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks hoped for a member of the Legion of Boom to return to practice. They got one, but one no one expected.
Safety Earl Thomas, coming off major shoulder surgery, was activated off the physically unable to perform list Wednesday. He could be on the practice field as soon as Thursday. Thomas has been near the defensive coaches trying to talk his way onto the field throughout camp. He loves playing football and hates missing practice.
There had been some question about whether he would be healthy enough to play in the opener. Anyone who thought Thomas was going to miss a regular-season game is now going to be wrong.
The Seahawks had hoped Kam Chancellor would also return to practice. Instead, it was Day 6 of his holdout. From the looks of it, the holdout could be a long one and a costly one for Chancellor. According to multiple sources, the Seahawks aren’t going to revise his contract. Chancellor has told teammates he would like the team to move up money from future years into this year. He’s willing to pay $30,000 a day in fines and risk being forced to repay pro-ration of his signing bonus. The waiting game continues.
"It’s an issue of concern," Pete Carroll said. "It’s an issue of concern, particularly for Kam. Here we have to keep moving and he knows that what we are called upon to do and so we’re going to do that. But it’s a difficult time for him."