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Earl Thomas | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 202
College: Texas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (14) / SEA
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Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said "we'll see" when asked if holdout FS Earl Thomas would be with the team come Week 1.
Even at the risk of incurring massive fines, 29-year-old Thomas has said he will hold out of all team activities until his contract situation is rectified. The Seahawks publicly shopped Thomas this offseason but never found the trade price they were looking for. Thomas isn't interested in risking his health as he tries to get his football future squared away. This one could get messy. Jun 12 - 6:53 PM

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Seahawks FS Earl Thomas officially announced that he is planning to hold out of the team's mandatory minicamp this week and further team activities until his current contract situation is resolved.

Thomas posted a message on Instagram stating he wants to "remain a Seahawk for the rest of my career." But Thomas also said he wants to "have certainty in regards to the upcoming years of my career." Looking for a contract extension, Thomas is scheduled to earn $8.5 million as a base salary in the final year of his contract this season, which ranks as the fifth-highest base salary for all free safeties for the 2018 season. Seattle can fine Thomas up to $84,435 for missing this week's three-day camp if they choose to do so. The 29-year-old earned second-team All-Pro honors last year despite missing two games with a hamstring injury. Seattle had expressed interest in making Thomas available for trade this offseason, but only a potential deal to Dallas surfaced as more than a lukewarm rumor.
Jun 10 - 10:45 AM

The Seahawks expect FS Earl Thomas to report for mandatory minicamp.

Upset with his contract situation — and perhaps the fact he wasn't traded this offseason — Thomas is skipping voluntary workouts. The Seahawks worked hard to deal Thomas but were unwilling to unload him for pennies on the dollar. It's possible something is still worked out between now and Week 1, but Thomas should spend 2018 in Seattle.
May 24 - 5:32 PM

Seahawks S Earl Thomas won't attend the voluntary portion of Seattle's offseason program.

Head coach Pete Carroll acknowledged Thomas' absence and said "hope" is that he shows up for OTAs later this month. General manager John Schneider recently said he believes Thomas wants to spend his contract-year in Seattle despite the team shopping him throughout the offseason. The Cowboys have continued to pursue Thomas in recent weeks but a post-draft move seems unlikely.
May 6 - 3:47 PM

Speaking in a Thursday radio interview, Seahawks GM John Schneider said he believes contract-year FS Earl Thomas wants to spend 2018 in Seattle.

"My sense is that he wants to be here," Schneider said on 710 ESPN Seattle. "I haven’t got (the sense he wants to leave) from his agents at all." The Seahawks have spent the entire offseason shopping Thomas, but no one has met their asking price. With the draft having come and gone, a move is now unlikely. Four days shy of his 29th birthday, Thomas is almost certainly heading into his final season in Seattle.
May 3 - 6:13 PM

SportsDay DFW's David Moore reports the Cowboys are not done pursuing Seahawks FS Earl Thomas.

Moore insists the Cowboys' attraction to Thomas is "real" and said the team's inability to trade for him during the draft "doesn't diminish their desire going forward." The Cowboys were reportedly one of two teams who made an offer for Thomas last week but Seattle's asking price was said to still be "too high." It's possible a deal materializes in the coming weeks if Thomas decidedly holds out during negotiations. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll remains steadfast that the team has "been counting on Earl being [in Seattle] the whole time."
Apr 29 - 7:03 PM

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, "as of a couple days ago," many felt the Seahawks' asking price for FS Earl Thomas was still "too high."

NFL Network's Mike Silver reported Thursday that two teams have made offers for Thomas including the Cowboys. There was some thought a deal could materialize during the draft but that now seems unlikely unless Seattle significantly lowers its asking price. The 28-year-old earned second-team All-Pro honors last year despite missing two games with a hamstring injury.
Apr 27 - 2:48 PM

NFL Network's Mike Silver reports "at least" two teams have made trade offers for Seahawks FS Earl Thomas.

One club is believed to be the Cowboys, who have been the most-heavily linked team to Thomas this offseason. Silver notes a "deal could still go down today or tonight," though it's been looking unlikely most of the past couple months. With the Seahawks possessing just one pick on Day 2 of the draft, it's possible they'd cave and accept a second- or third-rounder for Thomas, who is in the final year of his contract, turns 29 next week, and is looking for an extension.
Apr 27 - 11:40 AM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports trade talks between the Cowboys and Seahawks for Earl Thomas "centered around" the No. 50 overall pick.

Graziano's reporting suggests the Seahawks are happy with the compensation, but Dallas will not pull the trigger unless they know they can sign Thomas to an extension. Considering Thomas told Jason Garrett to "come get me" after a game in December, it seems like he is amenable to a long-term deal with Dallas. It would not be surprising to see the All-Pro safety moved during the draft.
Source: ESPN
Apr 26 - 12:44 PM

Earl Thomas' reps told Seahawks GM John Schneider at his charity event Thursday Thomas won't hold out even if he does not receive a new contract.

Thomas is scheduled to earn $8.5 million in the final year of his contract this season and recently hinted he would be willing to hold out for a new deal. This new detail is not only great news for the Seahawks, but for any potential suitor that was concerned about trading for him and immediately finalizing an extension. No matter where he plays this season, Thomas, still only 28, is likely to command an annual $12-million plus on his next contract.
Apr 19 - 8:42 PM

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said in a radio interview Thursday the team is "counting on [FS Earl Thomas]" being at camp in July.

"He's a Seahawk," Carroll continued. "I don't know what everyone's talking about." When asked if he expects Thomas at camp in July, Carroll responded, "Heck yeah, he better be there. He's on the roster. We're counting on him." This is likely coach speak as GM John Schneider even confirmed in March the team was listening to trade offers for Thomas. The perennial All-Pro safety didn't report to voluntary workouts with the Seahawks on Monday, still leaving his future with the team in doubt. Thomas is scheduled to earn $8.5 million in the final year of his deal this season and has hinted he would be willing to hold out for an extension.
Apr 19 - 7:20 PM

710 ESPN's Brock Huard reports Earl Thomas was not present for the beginning of the Seahawks' offseason program.

The workouts are voluntary, but it is notable with Thomas' future with the team in doubt. Thomas has hinted he would be willing to hold out for a new deal, and GM John Schneider confirmed the team is listening to trade offers for the safety. Thomas is scheduled to earn $8.5 million in the final year of his deal.
Apr 17 - 12:48 PM

Seahawks GM John Schneider confirmed the team is listening to trade offers for contract-year FS Earl Thomas.

Schneider also said the sides are not currently discussing an extension. "Earl’s under contract for another season, and if we’re not listening to everybody we are not doing a very good job," Schneider said. "So we have to listen to everything that’s going on all the time." The de facto deadline for a trade is draft week.
Mar 26 - 6:01 PM

Contract-year FS Earl Thomas wants to remain in Seattle.

With the Seahawks moving on from Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett, Thomas has been linked to trade rumors this offseason. There haven't been any teams willing to meet Seattle's asking price, and most signs point to him returning. Thomas is the second-highest paid safety in the league with a $10.4 million cap hit. He's expected to command $12 million-plus annually on his next contract.
Mar 24 - 2:41 PM

NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reports the Seahawks would have to be "blown away" to trade Earl Thomas.

Garafolo confirms that Thomas has been made available, but only for the steepest of prices. It's similar to what the Seahawks did with Richard Sherman last offseason. Most signs have pointed toward Thomas remaining in Seattle for the final year of his contract.
Mar 8 - 4:41 PM

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