Despite the Seattle Seahawks undoubtedly being delighted with their recent win over the Carolina Panthers, having come unstuck surprisingly against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 12, the news that free safety Earl Thomas will be out for the season is certainly not the news that Head Coach Pete Carroll would have been hoping for. The Seahawks placed Thompson on the injured reserve list following the news on Tuesday, with the 27-year-old having suffered a broken tibia during Sunday’s win at the Bank of America Stadium.
The Seahawks will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the NFC West standings, and with an 8-3-1 record so far this season, have added safety Jeron Johnson and fullback Marcel Reece to their roster, while waiving running back George Farmer. The duo could well be in action as the Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, where Seattle are the underdogs to claim victory going into the encounter with Bettingsports.
Johnson is more than familiar with the surroundings in Seattle having played 46 games for the Seahawks between 2011-2014, before leaving to join the Washington Redskins last year. The veteran was also in training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year, before being released. Meanwhile, Reece was released by Oakland at the start of the season due to being ineligible thanks to serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse agreement. However, with 15 NFL touchdowns to his name, the 31-year-old could still prove his worth in Seattle. As for Farmer, having only seen action in just two games with the Seahawks, it comes as little surprise that he departs for pastures new.
Having lost out to the Panthers in the Divisional Playoffs last time around, Seahawks fans will be delighted with the start in which their team have made, with many bookmakers now tipping them to reach the Super Bowl, as seen at Bettingsports.
Elsewhere, and having seemingly fully recovered from injury that kept him out of seven games, Tyler Lockett was the star of the show against the Panthers, with the 24-year-old hauling in five catches for 63 yards, helping set up a touchdown with a 46-yard kick-off return, scoring on the first play of the second half, taking a handoff from Russell Wilson on a jet sweep, as well as racing down the side-line for a 75-yard touchdown. The signs are ominous for the rest of the division.