The Legion of Boom reportedly is down another founding member.
Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a neck injury, according to multiple reports Saturday.
Defensive end Cliff Avril, a Pro Bowler a year ago, also hasn't played since Week 4 and was placed on injured reserve last month.
Chancellor, an eight-year veteran, left the Seahawks' 22-16 win on November 9 with a neck injury on the Cardinals' final possession.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said earlier this week that Chancellor suffered stingers and is still undergoing testing to determine the extent of his injuries. Chancellor did not participate in practice Thursday or Friday.
The Seahawks were already without their top corner Richard Sherman and now will lose another key player on defense.
"Yeah, slowly but surely, we are getting thin as far as that group, " Thomas said this week. Sherman ruptured an Achilles against the Cardinals and was subsequently placed on IR.
While it's not good news about Sherman and Chancellor, the Seahawks expect to get Earl Thomas back this week from a hamstring injury. "Again, we haven't been in this territory before, but we're excited to see". These guys battle, they prepare, they prepare as if they're going to be starters, and it's the National Football League; everyone is always one play away.