Thomas nursed hamstring, heel and knee injuries in the second half of the season, but still put together a productive 2017. The 28-year-old is entering the final year of his current contract and should remain a pivotal member of the Seahawks secondary in 2018.
Thomas did not participate in practice this week as he dealt with the knee and illness, but the team was likely just exercising caution. The veteran safety was likely never in danger of sitting Week 17 with a potential playoff berth at stake.
In three of the previous four weeks, Thomas made his first appearance on the injury report Thursday, as he did on this occasion. However, he's swapped a heel injury for one to his knee. The maintenance program has helped him rack up 33 tackles (19 solo) over the last four games, so he should be good to go Sunday in a must-win situation. No matter, his listing, or lack thereof, on Friday's injury report will be one to watch for IDP purposes.
Thomas registered 11 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys.
The 11 combined tackles ties a season high from Week 1, as Thomas continues to play an even larger role in the absence of Kam Chancellor (neck) and Richard Sherman (Achilles). The veteran safety played 69 of 74 defensive snaps and will have a good home matchup against Drew Stanton and the Cardinals to close out the regular season.
Thomas (heel) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Thomas was held out of Thursday's practice but was able to return as a full participant Friday. The 28-year-old has faced a plethora of injuries the latter half of the season but has missed minimal defensive snaps over the last five games.
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