The Seahawks and Earl Thomas haven’t reached a new contract yet and he continues to hold out, but the safety is reportedly drawing interest from multiple teams.
While the Cowboys have expressed interest and are known as the main contenders after they tried to trade for Thomas during April’s draft, NFL Network reported “multiple other teams” recently have reached out about Thomas.
“We all know he has not reported to Seattle,” NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero said on “Total Access Live.” “The Dallas Cowboys have been viewed as the main contender for Thomas. But my understanding is multiple other teams have reached out recently to show interest in acquiring Thomas.
“Now, at this point, the Seahawks have not had anybody meet their asking price. Really, there is no progress on any front. There are no contracts happening between the Seahawks and Thomas. Really no sense of urgency right now even though the season is just nine days away.”
Thomas is entering the final year of his contract with a base salary of $8.5 million and has been very vocal about his desire for a new deal.
He skipped the Seahawks’ entire offseason program (including mandatory minicamp and OTAs) and was absent when the team’s camp opened in July.
Thomas, who has made six Pro Bowls, has spent all eight of his NFL seasons with the Seahawks. He tallied 56 solo tackles and two interceptions in 2017 and is set to become a free agent after the 2018 season.