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Earl Thomas | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 202
College: Texas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (14) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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'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

NFL Network's Mike Silver believes the Seahawks are "open for business" on a potential Earl Thomas trade.

Having traded DE Michael Bennett and expected to cut CB Richard Sherman, the Seahawks are blowing it up on defense. DE Cliff Avril and SS Kam Chancellor's futures are in doubt due to career-threatening neck injuries. Thomas is healthy and still playing at an extremely high level, so he would make the least sense to part with. Thomas turns 29 in May. He's made six Pro Bowls in the last seven years.
Mar 7 - 7:43 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Earl Thomas is "firmly in" the Seahawks' 2018 plans, and they have no plans to trade him.

RapSheet reported the same last month, saying the Seahawks would prefer to extend Thomas, who is entering a contract year, rather than trade him. But Yahoo's Charles Robinson reopened the trade talk Monday, saying the Seahawks had "open ears" regarding Thomas at the Combine. That's probably true, but Seattle would have to be blown away to trade the ballhawking safety.
Mar 5 - 9:10 PM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports the Seahawks have kept "open ears" at the Combine, and that contract-year FS Earl Thomas is drawing trade interest.

That's in addition to Michael Bennett. There have been signs Thomas and Seattle are headed for divorce, but's Ian Rapoport reported last month the team was more likely to extend Thomas than deal him. The Seahawks are comfortable openly flirting with trading players before keeping them. That's what they did with Richard Sherman in 2017. If Thomas is dealt, he seemed to make it known last season his preference would be Dallas.
Mar 5 - 2:14 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks are more likely to give contract-year FS Earl Thomas an extension than trade him.

Rapoport says that's the plan unless Seattle is offered a "huge allotment" of draft picks for Thomas. Thomas turns 29 in May but rebounded nicely in 2017 from his broken leg suffered at the end of the 2016 season. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 8 safety out of 89 qualifiers, ranking sixth in coverage. Thomas intimated last month he'd be willing to hold out for a new contract. He's set to earn just an $8.5 million salary in 2018 but probably wants $12 million-plus annually.
Feb 23 - 10:18 AM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas suggested he'd be willing to hold out for a new contract.

"I definitely don't see myself going out there not signed," said Thomas at Thursday's Pro Bowl practice in Orlando. "As far as my future in Seattle, I think if they want me, you know, money talks." Thomas clarified that he'd prefer to finish his career with the Seahawks and is "confident we'll get something accomplished." The Seahawks have yet to open extension talks with Thomas, who is entering the final year of a four-year, $40 million pact.
Jan 26 - 3:01 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has weighed in on FS Earl Thomas' comments to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett after Sunday's win.

Headed to the Cowboys' locker room to talk to Dez Bryant, Thomas stopped by Garrett. "If y'all got a chance to come get me, come get me," Thomas was caught saying by the cameras. Carroll said Thomas couldn't remember making the comments. "He was just having fun and he was really excited about the game," Carroll said. Thomas is a Texas native who played for the University of Texas, but is under contract for $8.5 million in Seattle next season.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 02:31:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects FS Earl Thomas (questionable, heel) to play in Sunday night's game against the Eagles.

Thomas missed some practice time but will be fine for his normal role. The Seahawks also expect CB Shaq Griffin (questionable, concussion) to return this week.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 06:04:00 PM

Earl Thomas (heel) is questionable for Week 13 against the Eagles.

Thomas was a late addition to the injury report this week, missing Thursday's practice with a heel problem. Rookie Delano Hill would be a candidate to start at free safety if Thomas isn't cleared for Sunday Night Football.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed FS Earl Thomas (hamstring) will return for Week 11.

Thomas' return comes as the Seahawks adjust to life without Richard Sherman. SS Kam Chancellor is also uncertain with a stinger. Thomas missed Weeks 9 and 10. He's remained one of the league's best safeties this season.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 04:02:00 PM

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CB1Shaq Griffin
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3Neiko Thorpe
4Mike Tyson
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FS1Earl Thomas
2Maurice Alexander
3Tedric Thompson
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SS1Kam Chancellor
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3Delano Hill
4Jordan Simone
P1Jon Ryan