Bobby Wagner responded sharply on Twitter to comments from Earl Thomas that Wagner shouldn't have played in Seattle's loss to the Rams due to an injured hamstring.

In a since-deleted tweet, Wagner told Thomas to "keep my name out yo mouth."

Thomas was asked how much injuries caught up to the defense of the Seahawks. The Seahawks have lost cornerback Richard Sherman, strong safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril to season-ending injuries. K.J. Wright didn't play on Sunday due to a concussion and Wagner was affected by his hamstring injury.

"To be totally honest," Thomas said, "I think the guys that played, you've got to give your hats off to Wags and a couple guys that played, but my personal opinion, I don't think they should have played. I think the backups would have did just as good. But the injuries -- Kam, Sherm, K.J. -- they definitely hurt today."

Thomas was asked how much Wagner seemed to be slowed on Sunday.

"I have no clue," he said. "But you normally see Wags running from sideline to sideline, and he just couldn't do it today. But I think he just waited a little bit too long to take himself out."

Wagner tweeted and then deleted: "E keep my name out yo mouth. Stop being jealous of other people success. I still hope you keep balling bro."