SEATTLE - When the Seahawks defense was on the field for the first day of a three-day minicamp, quite frequently the starting safety tandem was the same one that has patrolled Seattle’s secondary together for years.
Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, both making their way back from injuries, were back together again moving at something at least resembling full speed.
Considering that Thomas is recovering from the broken leg that ended his 2016 season in December, and that Chancellor had surgery on both ankles this spring to clean up bone spurs, and considering that because of various injuries, those two only started and finished five games together last season, playoffs included, it’s very good news for the Seahawks that both are doing anything at all in a June minicamp, let alone taking on a pretty significant workload.
“Determination,” Chancellor said of being back on the field alongside Thomas. “It’s God’s will and determinations. We want to be out there, we want to be ready. We did everything we had to do to get ready, and we’re still rolling.”
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thomas is “running around doing everything, flying around the field, and getting his confidence back. It’s really been a cool thing to see because I know how much he wanted to find out himself, and he’s been able to discover that he’s in good shape and making good progress to camp… He’s flying around now. He’s testing is what he’s doing. He’s testing himself to see what he can and can’t do and it’s all good. He has done great.”
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