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Report: Earl Thomas is leading NFC Pro Bowl vote at safety

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had no new injury update on his star safety Earl Thomas, when Carroll appeared on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk" show, but Thomas has already received some news that may lift his spirits.

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He's the leading vote-getter among NFC safeties after the early returns on Pro Bowl voting.

Carroll said on Sunday following the 40-7 win that he wasn't sure if Thomas would miss the rest of the season and has yet to announce a time-frame on his return; although teammate Kam Chancellor said the injury was a season-ender.

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In the meantime, Thomas can enjoy being thought of by the fans and media alike, as the best safety in the NFC and arguably the entire NFL.

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