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Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas is still absent from OTAs, which are voluntary. Asked if he anticipates Thomas being at mandatory minicamp next month, coach Pete Carroll answered in the affirmative but didn't sound as though he's certain of it. "I would think so, yeah. Everybody's got to come to minicamp," he said. Cornerback Byron Maxwell and defensive end Frank Clark were also absent. Right guard D.J. Fluker (knee), kicker Sebastian Janikowski (hip) and defensive end Dion Jordan were among those not practicing. Shaquill Griffin, who started at right cornerback last year, is getting a look on the left side, Richard Sherman's old spot. That may be related to Maxwell's absence.