Seahawks’ Earl Thomas (Hamstring) To Miss First Game of NFL Career

Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

A remarkable streak has come to an end for Seattle Seahawks star safety Earl Thomas.

Thomas will miss the first game of his NFL career on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a hamstring injury. He had played in 106 consecutive games since entering the NFL in 2010, and 118 when you add in the playoffs.

While playing against the Philadelphia Eagles last week, Thomas exited the game with what was diagnosed as a first-degree hamstring strain. Seattle turned to Steven Terrell and Kelcie McCray to replace him during the game.

The 106 straight start mark for Thomas was the second-longest steak in Seahawks franchise history behind only Chris Gray, who made 121 straight starts between 1999-2007 as an offensive lineman.

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times notes that star cornerback Richard Sherman now has the longest start streak for the Seahawks actively at 84 straight starts, dating back to 2011 when Sherman entered the league.

The 27-year-old Thomas has racked up 46 total tackles this season, in-addition to 2 interceptions and 9 pass deflections.


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