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Report: Earl Thomas will play in Week 1

Matt Johnson

After ending his holdout and returning to the team this week, Seattle Seahawks free safety will suit up and play in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos.

Thomas, who held out of team activities since OTAs in May, returns to action after not receiving the long-term extension he was seeking throughout the offseason.

The 29-year-old safety will play out the final year of his contract then become a free agent next offseason. An All-Pro safety, Thomas’ return is desperately needed for a defense facing a lot of questions this season.