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Earl Thomas off the PUP list

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Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been taken off the preseason PUP list and will be eligible to start practicing with the team tomorrow, per ESPN's Field Yates.

Thomas is coming back from a shoulder labrum surgery that took place on February 24th, and the reported recovery time for that surgery is six-to-eight months. The six-month mark would be August 24th, so he's a little ahead, in theory. Still I'm sure the Seahawks will take things slow with their All Pro free safety until closer to the season.

Per Ian Rapoport (a few weeks ago), there's a plan in place where Earl could potentially play in Week 3 or Week 4 of the preseason.

"The hope for Thomas is to be active after starting the preseason on the PUP list," he said, "to be active for the third or fourth preseason game, get himself into game shape quickly and be ready for Week 1."

Coming off the PUP list is a good sign.