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Thursday Practice Report: Free Safety Earl Thomas Again A Full Participant For Seahawks

A closer look at Thursday's practice report for the Seahawks and Panthers as the two teams ready for Week 13 at CenturyLink Field.

Earl Thomas (hamstring) was again a full participant for the Seahawks on Thursday, the free safety's second consecutive day of full participation this week after missing the first game of his seven-year NFL career this past weekend. Center Justin Britt (ankle), who also missed this past weekend's game, was also a full participant for a second straight day. Getting a full workload Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday were tight end Jimmy Graham (knee) and defensive end Damontre Moore (foot), as well as running back Troymaine Pope (ankle), who was limited Wednesday. 

Cornerback DeShawn Shead (hamstring), meanwhile, was limited for a second straight day. Defensive end Michael Bennett (knee), who practiced in full yesterday after missing the team's past five games following arthroscopic surgery, joined Shead as players who worked in limited fashion on Thursday.

The gameday status of defensive starters like Bennett, Shead, and Thomas won't be known until after Friday's practice, when head coach Pete Carroll will provide more details about the team's injury situation. Following Thursday's workout, Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard said "it'll be huge" when that group of players is ready to return.

"Not only Michael Bennett, but certainly looking at Earl Thomas, DeShawn Shead, Mike Morgan, that's how we started the season," said Richard. "So it'll be good to get everybody back as a whole."

Sitting out on Thursday for the Seahawks was running back C.J. Prosise (shoulder), receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring), tight end Luke Willson (knee), linebacker Brock Coyle (foot), and linebacker Jordan Tripp (thigh), each of whom also sat out on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (illness) was also a non-participant on Thursday.

For Carolina, starting middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) was held out for a second straight day this week, as was starting safety Kurt Coleman (concussion) and offensive tackle Daryl Williams (ankle). Starting wideout Kelvin Benjamin (shoulder) returned to work in limited fashion on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. Receiver Philly Brown (Shoulder), defensive end Ryan Delaire (knee), receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (not injury related), defensive end Charles Johnson (not injury related), and defensive tackle Kawann Short (back) were all full participants on Thursday after either going limited or sitting out on Wednesday.

Here's a closer look at Thursday's practice report for both teams:

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate in Practice

RB C.J. Prosise (Shoulder)

WR Paul Richardson (Hamstring)

TE Luke Willson (Knee)

LB Brock Coyle (Foot)

LB Jordan Tripp (Thigh)

DT Tony McDaniel (Illness)

Limited Participation in Practice

CB DeShawn Shead (Hamstring)

DE Michael Bennett (Knee)

Full Participation in Practice

TE Jimmy Graham (Knee)

DE Damontre Moore (Foot)

RB Troymaine Pope (Ankle)

C Justin Britt (Ankle)

S Earl Thomas (Hamstring)

Carolina Panthers

Did Not Participate in Practice

DE Mario Addison (Foot)

S Kurt Coleman (Concussion)

LB Luke Kuechly (Concussion)

RB Jonathan Stewart (Not Injury Related)

T Daryl Williams (Ankle)

Limited Participation in Practice

WR Kelvin Benjamin (Shoulder)

Full Participation in Practice

WR Philly Brown (Shoulder)

DE Ryan Delaire (Knee)

WR Ted Ginn Jr. (Not Injury Related)

DE Charles Johnson (Not Injury Related)

DT Kawann Short (Back)

The Seahawks and Panthers face off on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Panthers.

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