Seahawks' safety Earl Thomas has been activated off the PUP list and is now eligible to practice.
Earl Thomas sat out practice Wednesday while still on the Physically Unable to Perform list while rehabbing from off-season shoulder surgery.
But he apparently won’t sit out any more as Thomas was activated after practice from the PUP list Wednesday after passing a physical, meaning he can begin practicing with the Seahawks immediately.
Thomas had surgery in late February to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder suffered in the NFC Championship game against Green Bay.
The injury requires a rehab of 6-8 months and the team had said all along that they thought Thomas would be limited in camp but would be ready for the season. Thomas being ready now falls in line with that timeline as he will likely be worked in somewhat slowly to duty and may not see much action in preseason games, but appears on track to be ready for the season opener Sept. 13 at St. Louis.
Steven Terrell has been working at free safety in Thomas’ absence.
After practice the Seahawks also waived linebacker Alex Singleton, an undrafted free agent from Montana State and signed undrafted free agent linebacker Dakoery Johnson of Kansas State to take his place.
Thomas was one of four players who began the year on the PUP list for the Seahawks. The other three — WR Paul Richardson and CBs Jeremy Lane and Tharold Simon — remain on the list.