Earl Thomas Reports To Seahawks, Will Play Out Final Year Of Contract

Adjust Comment Print

Wednesday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Dallas had actually upped the ante during the final week of the preseason, offering Seattle a second-round pick in exchange for Thomas. But he is apparently reporting nonetheless, the latest step in a story that began past year when he began making rumblings of wanting a new contract, and a story that likely has many more chapters to come. Thomas noted as much in his post, adding: "The disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten".

Thomas has not participated in any activities with the Seahawks since the end of the 2017 season in an attempt to get an extension on a four-year, $40 million contract that runs out after the 2018 season.

But in an Instagram post Wednesday, Thomas said he wouldn't let the Seahawks down by continuing to hold out into the regular season.

With Thomas now reporting to camp, a potential trade could be dormant.

710 ESPN Seattle's Danny O'Neil has noted that while Thomas isn't wrong to seek a new extension, Seattle may be reticent due to a string of bad luck with similar deals.

More news: Chaos mars hearing for Trump Supreme Court pick
More news: Unseeded Millman sends Federer crashing out of U.S. Open
More news: Trump Was Slamming Republican US Prosecutors

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said during a TV broadcast Tuesday night that Dallas offered Seattle a third-round pick, but that the Seahawks wanted "a second-rounder and change".

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly made a big trade offer for a star National Football League player in advance of the 2018 regular season.

Thomas is a three-time first-team All-Pro and was the anchor for the Seattle defence that appeared in consecutive Super Bowls, winning the first.

However, coach Pete Carroll made it abundantly clear the Seahawks don't intend to trade Thomas now that he's returned from his holdout.

Thomas played for 14 games (all starts) for the Seahawks last season and recorded two interceptions and a touchdown to go with 88 total tackles.