Report: Earl Thomas Skipped Seahawks Voluntary Workouts Monday

Josh Clark
April 17, 2018 - 11:22 am
Seattle Seahawks Safety Earl Thomas

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Seattle Seahawks held their first voluntary workouts on Monday and one player that was missing was star safety, Earl Thomas. 

According to Brock Huard of 710 ESPN in Seattle, Thomas was absent from the offseason program activities. 

Back on March 14, 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reported that the Dallas Cowboys and Seahawks have had discussions centered around Thomas.

According to Fish's report, the Seahawks contacted the Cowboys to engage them in a trade proposal for their star safety. NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, however, said that Seattle didn't initiate the conversation and that it was Dallas that reached out.

Despite the reports of who contacted who, both said that the conversation did take place between the two teams. 

According to Fish's sources, the Seahawks asked Dallas for a first-round pick in exchange for the six-time pro bowler. Fish has since suggested that both teams should re-visit trade discussions with the Cowboys possibily sending the 50th overall pick to Seattle in exchange for Thomas. 

Fish adds that Dallas has no intention of trading Seattle the 19th overall pick in next week's draft at AT&T Stadium. 

Thomas, a former University of Texas Longhorn, has made it known that he wants a new contract.

The soon to be 29-year-old, who is set to earn $8.5 million in the final year of his contract, would prefer to play for a team that would give him a long-term extension and has expressed a desire to play for Dallas.

After Seattle’s 21-12 win at AT&T Stadium in week 16, Thomas went to the Cowboys locker room to consol Dez Bryant and told head coach Jason Garrett to "come get me" in front of a throng of reporters.  

Fish reported back in March that Thomas is rumored to be looking for a deal similar to the one Eric Berry received from the Kansas City Chiefs last year.

That deal paid Berry $78 million over six years with $40 milion of it being guarenteed.