Thompson is listed as the starting free safety on the team's unofficial depth chart, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Thompson is in line to start at free safety after Earl Thomas (leg) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, Bradley McDougald will remain at strong safety. Thompson is in his second season out of Colorado and has 10 tackles in 13 career games.
Thompson is likely to start at free safety with Earl Thomas (leg) expected to be out for the season.
Thompson stepped in for Thomas after the All-Pro suffered a broken leg Sunday against the Cardinals. With Thomas holding out to start the season, Thompson was being prepped to start at free safety in case Thomas did not return for the start of the regular season.
Thompson made one solo tackle in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Cardinals.
Since Earl Thomas left early with a fractured leg, Thompson logged a season-high 23 defensive snaps. With Thomas likely out for the season, Thompson will be the team's starting free safety alongside Bradley McDougald.
Thompson had been nursing a rib injury for the greater part of the least week but it appears the injury is behind him at this juncture in time. Perhaps Thompson's role will take a hit with the news that Earl Thomas is likely to rejoin the team soon, but it was unlikely last year's fourth-round pick was going to wander too far from special teams anyway.
Carroll relayed that he wasn't sure if this injury will linger, so Thompson will likely be re-evaluated over the weekend. The 23-year-old is expected to be the starting free safety since Earl Thomas isn't budging on his holdout. If Thompson's condition is serious enough to keep him out of Week 1, however, Maurice Alexander will likely be the next man up.
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