The Seahawks have ruled S Earl Thomas (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. They'll also be without DE Michael Bennett (knee), who will miss his 5th straight game. CB DeShawn Shead (hamstring) is questionable after missing practice all week. He doesn't look like a good bet to play -- and would likely carry re-injury risk if he is active and playing.
Seahawks S Earl Thomas left Sunday's win over the Eagles in the 3rd quarter with a hamstring injury. HC Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times afterward that Thomas “got a little hammy strain that he can feel, so we got him out of there.’’ It doesn't sound like a big deal, but Carroll said it was too early to know Thomas' status for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. CB DeShawn Shead also left early with an injury that popped up over the weekend. Carroll said the young CB “felt his hamstring Saturday for the first time and just couldn’t get loose today warming up so we saved him. But he couldn’t make it so we’ll have to see how that goes.’’ We'll see about the status for each player as we get into the practice week.