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Seahawks reach deal with Earl Thomas

Proving once again that rookie signings can be finalized at any time, the Seahawks agreed to terms with safety Earl Thomas late Saturday night.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the contract includes $21.1 million over five seasons, with $12.32 million guaranteed.  Thomas was taken fourteenth overall out of Texas for his instinctive centerfield skills at free safety.  He should start right away and his deal allows Seattle to focus on signing No. 6 overall pick Russell Okung.

Thomas tweeted that he was eating at Olive Garden as he waited for the contract to finalized.  Tomorrow night, he can totally afford Outback Steakhouse.

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9 Responses to “Seahawks reach deal with Earl Thomas”
  1. Hawkfan50 says: Aug 1, 2010 3:51 AM

    Excellent !! A Pro Bowl safety for years to come for the Hawks !! Things are getting better all the time around here in Hawk-ville !
    Okung is next , and then it’s a division championship for Seattle again , and things are back to normal in the NFC West : )

  2. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 1, 2010 4:19 AM

    Gregg Rosenthal!!!! Go to bed young man, it is way past your bedtime mister! Grounded one week!

  3. Dixon29 says: Aug 1, 2010 8:47 AM

    Olive Garden kicks the hell out of the Outback.

  4. GBfanForever says: Aug 1, 2010 9:32 AM

    Who in their right mind would go out to eat at Olive Garden? Overpriced, generic and bland “Italian” food at a chain restaurant. You know you could actually eat somewhere that puts thought into the food they make.

  5. 49er Man says: Aug 1, 2010 9:38 AM

    Seahawks winning the NFC West this year? I wouldn’t be too sure about that.

  6. frydorov says: Aug 1, 2010 10:19 AM

    Now he can go celebrate with some late night dessert at Top Pot!

  7. geo1113 says: Aug 1, 2010 11:07 AM

    I want to give Earl Thomas the benefit of the doubt. His tweet said he was at Olive Garden. It didn’t say he was eating at Olive Garden.

  8. Kevin from Philly says: Aug 1, 2010 12:25 PM

    Yeah, bloomin’ onion blows away unlimited breadsticks.

  9. FumbleNuts says: Aug 1, 2010 12:49 PM

    Earl Thomas……….Rookie of the Year!

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