Holdout over: Thomas rejoins Seahawks

Ruben Holloway
September 6, 2018

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys upped their offer for Thomas from a third-round pick to a second-rounder but the Seahawks still wanted more compensation.

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas wrote via Instagram Wednesday morning that his holdout is ending. With that being said, the disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten. I've never let me teammates, city or fans down as long as I've lived and don't plan on starting this weekend.

As of the moment, any deal between the Seahawks and the Cowboys with regards to the fate of Thomas is unlikely to push through, especially when considering Dallas executive vice president Stephen Jones' statement last week that his team and Seattle have not had any meaningful discussions of late.

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NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport said Wednesday that Thomas will play out the final year of his deal in Seattle and that the Seahawks agreed to wipe out nearly all of his fines for not showing up to training camp.

According to National Football League insider Adam Schefter, the Cowboys upped their trade offer to the Seattle Seahawks by dangling a second-round pick in exchange for the six-time Pro Bowler.

By reporting, Thomas won't miss any game checks - $500,000 per game - and he shores up a defence that saw many of its more prominent players depart in the off-season for a variety of reasons.

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Thomas' first voiced his displeasure with his contract situation at the Pro Bowl in January, telling ESPN he wouldn't feel comfortable hitting the field in September without a new long-term deal.

The Seahawks have not shown a willingness to extend Thomas after this season and he may not be willing to re-sign with Seattle at this point, anyway. "Father Time may have an undefeated record but best believe I plan on taking him into triple overtime when it comes to my career".

But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll foreshadowed that maybe something was going on when he was asked Monday if there had been any additional contact with Thomas and he paused and said there was "nothing to report".

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