Seattle free safety Earl Thomas is recovered from his hamstring injury just in time to do something he hasn’t since 2010 — play a game without Richard Sherman with him in the backfield. Thomas also seems resigned to playing without strong safety Kam Chancellor. While the team has yet to say anything official on the status of Chancellor, who remains being tested to determine the severity of a stinger suffered at Arizona last Thursday, Thomas became the latest Seattle player to indicate he doesn’t expect Chancellor to suit up against Atlanta Monday night. Asked about playing without Sherman, Thomas responded: “Obviously we are going to miss Sherm. We are going to miss Sherm and Kam . You can’t replace those guys. But the good thing about those two guys, they’ve taught the younger guys that are going to be in their spots. I think we are going to be very prepared and I like our chances.” Thomas missed the last two games with a hamstring injury suffered against Houston on Oct. 29. Thomas said he’ll be back for the Falcons, when he seems poised to team in the backfield with Bradley McDougald at strong safety in place of Chancellor and without Sherman at left cornerback. Thomas joined the team a year before Sherman and became an immediate starter as a rookie in 2010. Both Chancellor and Sherman joined him as fulltime starters midway through the 2011 season when the Legion of Boom began to come to fruition.
Thomas reflects on depleted Seahawks secondary: 'We are getting thin'
Seattle Times | Nov 19