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Posted: 9/11/2014 2:22pm et
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas will no longer return punts for the team, and he'll be replaced by WR Bryan Walters. Head coach Pete Carroll said Thomas could remain in the mix if the team needs him, but Walters and a mix of others will be the primary returners.
Huddle Up: Thank-you cards are forthcoming from Thomas' IDP owners as the All-Pro safety was one hard hit or freak mishap away from sustaining a totally unnecessary injury.
Posted: 4/28/2014 10:02pm et
Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas' four-year contract will pay him a base value of $40 million with $27.725 million guaranteed, according to a source. Thomas is the NFL's first safety to average $10 million per season and is the highest paid defensive back on a multi-year deal.
Huddle Up: Thomas is a key member of the Seattle secondary, but he may not be the highest-paid Seahawk defensive back for long; Richard Sherman is next up on the team's to-do list.