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.