Thomas made five tackles (three solo), two pass breakups and one interception during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Broncos.
This man wants his money. On the Broncos second drive of the game, Thomas picked off a deep throw from Case Keenum and returned it to the Broncos' 15-yard line, setting up a Will Dissly touchdown catch. The Seahawks should be thankful Thomas ended his holdout early, and he should have a good chance to make some noise in Week 2 against second-year pro Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears.
Thomas was Saturday and is expected to start Sunday's season opener against the Broncos, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
For Thomas to be eligible to play Sunday, Seattle had to activate him Saturday by afternoon. Cornerback Simeon Thomas was waived earlier this week to make room for Thomas on the roster. Thomas is expected to suit up Sunday, and the 29-year-old could cause trouble for Case Keenum in his Broncos' debut.
Heading into the final year of his contract, Thomas ended a lengthy holdout Wednesday when he reported to the Seahawks for the first time since the end of last season. He should be ready to start at free safety by Week 2, but it may be difficult for him to gear up in time for the opener given his prolonged absence from the team.
Thomas' decision to report to the team ends what had been one of the primary offseason storylines in Seattle. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Seahawks agreed to clear most of the fines Thomas accrued from his ongoing absence. Thomas will take on his usual role as the starting free safety, bolstering the back end of a defense that bid adieu to several core contributors during the offseason.
Thomas remained away from the team all offseason in pursuit of a new long-term deal with the Seahawks or a trade to another organization. Rather than extend his holdout into the regular season, he's expected to be at the Seahawks' facility for the first official practice of the regular season. Until he's actually on the field, though, the situation will remain in some limbo.
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
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