BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans each have used a dual-threat quarterback and an opportunistic defense to become first-place teams in the AFC.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph faintly remembers walking off the field in a daze. His brain deleted everything else leading up to the hit the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback took from Baltimore's...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph faintly remembers walking off the field in a daze. Everything else leading up to the hit the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback took from Baltimore's Earl Thomas on...
Earl Thomas is going back to the place where it all started for him.
The playmaking safety was a star in Seattle for nine seasons, helping the Seahawks win a Super Bowl while establishing...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Over the course of nine NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Earl Thomas picked off 28 passes, earned a Super Bowl ring and was selected to the Pro Bowl six...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like "Duck Season" will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup when he...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's officially "Duck" season for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers ruled quarterback Mason Rudolph out for Sunday's visit to the Los Angeles Chargers while he...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph "appears to be doing fine" according to coach Mike Tomlin, but Rudolph remains in the concussion protocol following an illegal hit...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph ambled through the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room on Monday, a welcome sight less than 24 hours removed from a harrowing collision with Baltimore safety Earl...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left the game against Baltimore after suffering a concussion following a hit to the chin by Ravens safety Earl Thomas in the third quarter on...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Earl Thomas saw Mason Rudolph step up in the pocket and took aim at what the Baltimore Ravens safety considered Pittsburgh quarterback's "strike zone." One ugly and illegal...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — When it comes to defending the long ball against Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Ravens safety Earl Thomas has a message for Kansas City's receivers: I've got you...
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-7)
New faces: DE Jadeveon Clowney, G Mike Iupati, DE Ezekiel Ansah, DE L.J. Collier, WR DK Metcalf, CB Parry Nickerson, LB Cody Barton, K Jason Myers, S Marquise...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released safety George Iloka, one of their most notable signings in free agency, to get their roster down to 53 players for the regular...
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Xavier Woods was always ready with a reminder for Jerry Jones when he saw the Dallas owner and general manager during an offseason filled with talk about whether the Cowboys...
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Renton, Washington
LAST YEAR: Seattle's roster overhaul was successful as Seahawks returned to playoffs after one-year absence. With Russell...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Davis couldn't help but notice the big-money contracts fellow NFL safeties landed during free agency. It was impossible not to.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — For all the offseason talk about safety with the Dallas Cowboys, they ended up spending more resources from the draft on potential backups for two-time NFL rushing champion...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed safety George Iloka, adding experience at a position that was a high priority going into the offseason.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Earl Thomas, LB K.J. Wright, CB Justin Coleman, DT Shamar Stephen, K Sebastian Janikowski, DE Dion Jordan, CB Neiko Thorpe, G J.R. Sweezy,...
GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-9-1)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Clay Matthews, WR Randall Cobb, DT Muhammad Wilkerson, LB Jake Ryan, CB Bashaud Breeland, CB Davon House, TE Lance Kendricks, TE...
DALLAS COWBOYS (11-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE DeMarcus Lawrence (franchise tag), WR Cole Beasley, DL David Irving (suspended), LB Damien Wilson, LS L.P. Ladouceur, TE Geoff Swaim, RB...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The vast majority of what the Seattle Seahawks needed to do in churning through its roster and clearing out a handful of players with big contracts later in their careers took place last offseason.
The moves helped accelerate what coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider were hoping to do in "refreshing" Seattle's roster and set up the franchise for having salary cap flexibility in the future.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harrison Smith has been making his mark for years with big hits and clutch interceptions for the Minnesota Vikings.
As a key piece of one of the NFL's top defenses, the playmaking safety was voted the top player in the league at his position by a panel of 10 football writers for The Associated Press.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There's no more uncertainty about the Seattle Seahawks' situation at free safety. No more debate about whether Earl Thomas will practice or not, or whether a trade is coming.
With Thomas gone for the year with a broken leg, the Seahawks are finally clear that Tedric Thompson is their starting free safety going forward.
Any hope of recalcitrant running back Le'Veon Bell returning to the football field in the black and gold — or any other team's colors — any time soon took a major hit when Seattle star safety Earl Thomas broke his lower left leg, illustrating the dangers of playing without the security of a long-term deal.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For whatever reason, playing in Arizona has become a drama-filled trip for the Seattle Seahawks.
The latest chapter came Sunday when Earl Thomas broke his leg in a 20-17 win.
Seattle's star free safety fractured the tibia in his left leg in a collision with Arizona wide receiver Chad Williams with nine minutes to play. It was nearly an identical injury to the one Thomas sustained in 2016 when he collided with teammate Kam Chancellor in a game against the Carolina Panthers.
Whether or not Earl Thomas should have raised his middle finger in the direction of his team's sideline, this much is clear: His broken leg amid an ongoing flap with the Seattle Seahawks illustrates why the lack of guaranteed contracts is such a problem for NFL players.
This is exactly what Thomas was worried about when he sat out training camp. And when he skipped practices after the season started.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks got a victory but lost an embittered Earl Thomas with a fractured leg.
The Arizona Cardinals remained winless but had to be encouraged with the performance of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen in his first start.
Even as he rode on the cart with a broken left leg, Earl Thomas couldn't put aside his frustration with the Seattle Seahawks.
Angry over his contract situation, Thomas had already said he would skip some practices.
Unfortunately for the Seahawks, now he won't be in the games, either.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle safety Earl Thomas gave a parting finger to the Seahawks side of the field while being carted off with broken left leg against the Arizona Cardinals.
Thomas has been engaged in a back-and-forth with the Seahawks over a long-term commitment, missing multiple practices this season to prevent putting his future at risk.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll attempted Wednesday to downplay safety Earl Thomas' lingering dissatisfaction, saying he believes the sides will be fine with a plan that includes Thomas not taking part in many practices.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that disgruntled free safety Earl Thomas will face "consequences" for skipping a pair of practices last week, but he didn't detail what the punishment would be and said he sympathizes with Thomas' situation.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Carson dished out punishing runs. Russell Wilson made smart, decisive throws at key moments. A defense led by Bobby Wagner and an unhappy Earl Thomas forced turnovers, making Dak Prescott and Dallas look meager trying to move the ball.
The Seattle Seahawks returned to a familiar, old formula to avoid a dreaded 0-3 start, beating the Cowboys 24-13 on Sunday.
"This is how we want to play. We couldn't be any more specific about it," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.
SEATTLE (AP) — Earl Thomas' issues with the Seattle Seahawks front office aren't going away, even as he continues to play like one of the best safeties in the NFL.
How much longer the Seahawks are willing to put up with an unhappy star is now the big question.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas was at practice on Friday but did not take part because of reasons of a personal nature, according to coach Pete Carroll.
Carroll left open the possibility that the issue — that he wouldn't detail — could keep Thomas from playing Sunday in the team's home opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
"He couldn't work today," Carroll said. "... We'll see how he's doing. Make sure he's OK."
DENVER (AP) — Earl Thomas didn't miss a beat after missing the entire offseason. Just have to get the rest of the secondary on the same wavelength.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have activated safety Earl Thomas to the 53-man roster, making him eligible to play in Sunday's opener against Denver.
Cornerback Dontae Johnson was placed on injured reserve Saturday after hurting his groin during practice this week. Johnson was expected to start at right cornerback, but rookie Tre Flowers, a converted safety, might now do so. Veteran Neiko Thorpe is another option.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have not yet decided whether safety Earl Thomas will be added to the active roster ahead of Sunday's season opener in Denver.
Coach Pete Carroll said a decision would come Saturday. Carroll wanted to see how Thomas came out of the final day of practice in his first week back with the team following a contentious holdout.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Locker No. 29 in the Seattle Seahawks locker room was once again occupied Wednesday after being vacant the entire offseason.
Earl Thomas was back after ending his lengthy holdout. His Instagram post on Wednesday morning announcing his return made it clear Thomas wasn't happy or satisfied. But he was present, giving the Seahawks a major boost heading into the start of the regular season.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It's finally game week and Earl Thomas' contentious holdout from the Seattle Seahawks continued on Monday, meaning the questions about their mostly unproven secondary remain the same on the cusp of the regular season beginning.
The position group that's been the most recognizable on the Seahawks' roster will be markedly different when they take the field in Denver on Sunday.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kris Richard wears cleats to practice just in case the new secondary coach of the Dallas Cowboys decides to jump in on a play, which he did in training camp.
The former defensive coordinator for the Legion of Boom in Seattle was the highest-ranking hire in an overhaul of Jason Garrett's staff after the Cowboys missed the playoffs for the fifth time in seven full seasons under their coach.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Throughout its offseason team activities, the Seattle Seahawks appeared to be settled at safety. Bradley McDougald would just continue his role from a year ago stepping in as a full-time starter alongside Earl Thomas.
That was before Thomas decided to take his demands for a new contract to the extreme by holding out, creating an unexpected competition and a bit of chaos in Seattle's defensive backfield.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Holdout safety Earl Thomas reiterated Thursday he wants to be traded if the Seattle Seahawks aren't willing to offer him a contract extension.
Thomas explained the reasoning behind his ongoing holdout in a long post on The Players' Tribune . Thomas has skipped Seattle's entire offseason program and missed the first week of training camp.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Duane Brown became the first of the Seattle Seahawks potential free agents after the 2018 season to have his future secured.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the second time in four seasons, the Seattle Seahawks have started training camp with a star safety absent because of his contract situation.
This one may not end as amicably as the last time.
In an offseason already filled with big name departures, the Seahawks opened camp Thursday without safety Earl Thomas, who is trying to force the hand of the only franchise he's played for in his attempt to get a new contract.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas officially commenced his holdout as the team began its three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday.
Thomas released a statement on Twitter on Sunday announcing his intention to skip the minicamp and all team-related activities until his contract situation is resolved.
Earl Thomas is putting the pressure on the Seattle Seahawks for a new contract, saying he will not participate in any team activities until his contract situation is resolved.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are retaining one of their key defensive backs by signing safety Bradley McDougald to a three-year contract.
Bringing back McDougald was important for the Seahawks after he showed his value last season with his ability to fill in at both strong safety and free safety. McDougald was able to fill in for Earl Thomas when he was injured and took over for Kam Chancellor after he was lost for the season to a neck injury.