Earl Thomas’ 2016 season is over.
On Monday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed his All-Pro safety will miss the rest of the year due to a left leg fracture suffered in a 40-7 victory against the Carolina Panthers.
The next day, Thomas was placed on injured reserve. The Seahawks signed Jeron Johnson to help fill the void at safety. Johnson played for Seattle from 2011-14 and appeared in 46 games.
Giants linebacker Kelvin Sheppard looked to be the one to reach under Bell’s facemask, pulling backward and twisting his neck. Upon seeing this, Foster grabbed Sheppard, and threw him out of the pile.
This was the toss that got Foster fined:
The Steelers were up 14 when the incident happened. Bell was appreciative of his offensive linemen having his back.
Bell said, “I’m glad I got my guys. I call them my goons up front. They are down to ride with me whenever.”
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, a few teammates — specifically the offensive line — have offered to help pay the fine if Foster isn’t able to win on appeal.
That’s some great teamwork right there. Not only did they protect Bell, but they’ll help Foster pay for that protection if they need to.
The Raiders started the second half strong, though, forcing two turnovers in the first two minutes of play in the third quarter. Cornerback T.J. Carrie picked off Smith, and Khalil Mack sacked Smith on the next series, forcing a fumble.