Pete Carroll: Seahawks have had no communication with Earl Thomas

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team has had no communication with holdout safety Earl Thomas, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and PFT reports.

Carroll was short in his answer Tuesday after criticizing Thomas last week for not reporting.

The Pro Bowler wants either a new deal or a trade, and the Seahawks have not shown much interest in signing him to a long-term deal. Seattle tried to trade him during the draft, but the Cowboys declined to give up a second-round pick.

The Seahawks still could deal Thomas, and Dallas remains interested.

In eight seasons in Seattle, Thomas 121 starts, 25 interceptions, 66 pass breakups, 11 forced fumbles, six Pro Bowl berths and three All-Pro honors.

20 responses to “Pete Carroll: Seahawks have had no communication with Earl Thomas

  1. Why would they? Theyre at work, where he hasca contract to be. I hope Mr Greedcsits the entire season. That’ll show em to dis yah.

    Loser

  2. Just got rid of a headache and no way the Jones’ are taking on another. Maybe E.T is worth the money but Dallas just doesn’t want to deal with outside contract negotiations when we have a few of our own we need to take care of. Maybe you’ll wear the star in a season or two E.T. Good luck bud.

  3. “Carroll was short in his answer Tuesday after criticizing Thomas last week for not reporting.”
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    Please explain this IMMFLAMMATORY statement. Carroll, in that link, only said he expected Thomas to be here and he wasn’t. In no way can any of his statement last week was a condemnation of Thomas. “It’s really about the guys that are here now and we’re going to keep moving and grooving and putting it together.”

  4. Ron Jull says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Why would they? Theyre at work, where he hasca contract to be. I hope Mr Greedcsits the entire season. That’ll show em to dis yah.

    Loser

    Kind of early to be that deep into the hard stuff…

    No?

  5. Ron Jull says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:41 pm
    Why would they? Theyre at work, where he hasca contract to be. I hope Mr Greedcsits the entire season. That’ll show em to dis yah.

    Loser
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    can you repeat that in English this time Ronny…..SMH!

  6. ET wants a long term contract making him the highest paid safety in the NFL.

    I can see why he would want that.

    The Hawks don’t want to commit to a long term contract with guaranteed money for an undersized 29 year old safety who missed part of the last two seasons after getting hurt for the first time in the NFL.

    I can see why they wouldn’t want to do that.

    Hawks would trade him for the right price but if the best they can get is equal to the likely compensatory, they’d just as soon have him play this year.

    It all makes perfect sense.

  7. With his injury history, no team is going to give him what he wants. Seattle will let him holdout and not pay him. As I said in another post-career suicide. Wave goodbye, Earl.

  8. I’m definitely on the Seahawks side on this one and deciding not to give ET more money right now, but I’m truly confused what the outcome their looking for. Best case scenario is some Safety gets hurt and then ET’s trade value goes up, but that is a big IF. If ET holds out and this is a long process, and Seahawks don’t make a trade then they have a headache looming over them for the entire process then he becomes a free agent and they get nothing out of it. Let’s say ET comes to his senses and shows up to camp and says he’ll play under his contract (about as likely as someone getting hurt or less) with hopes of a new deal….well he’s not getting any younger and extending someone into their twilight years of their career isn’t something that is that enticing for the Seahawks… All in all this is a bad situation for both sides. Only good news is T2 and Bradley Mcdougald are really good (not as good as Earl and Kam not even close) and could be good for a long time.

  9. 700levelvet says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    Dallas should trade him for Stephen Jones…

    It’s really telling how much of a closet Cowboys fan you really are. You are always in the first three comments on a Cowboys article. You must stay up all night staring at the screen waiting for an article on the Cowboys.

  10. The Hawks don’t want to commit to a long term contract with guaranteed money for an undersized 29 year old safety who missed part of the last two seasons after getting hurt for the first time in the NFL.

    I can see why they wouldn’t want to do that.

    Hawks would trade him for the right price but if the best they can get is equal to the likely compensatory, they’d just as soon have him play this year.

    It all makes perfect sense.
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    Nailed it.

    He’ll report in October.. perhaps sooner if he doesn’t want to miss any game checks.

    .. I’m curious what his asking price is? He’s not getting Eric Berry $$ from the Seahawks. I doubt he’s getting it from anyone, frankly. I can see Seattle giving him a 4 year deal as the highest paid S/DB. Perhaps that is the impasse?

  11. Only 18 comments and this story is already under the bridge. Earl people are starting to not really care about you anymore I suggest you get back to camp and go out a winner that everybody admires.

    You have been given terrible advice by someone…Richard Sherman?

  12. I get Earl’s point, but if he was smart he’d report before he becomes a restricted free agent next year. The Seahawks will hold firm and not do anything until he shows up. But by reporting now he’ll get what he wants. They’ll either extend him or trade him before the season is over. I really really doubt they let him play out the year without doing anything to address the issue with him and settle for the compensatory pick when he leaves in free agency. So in all likelihood, he’ll get an extension or a trade. The date used to be August 5th, don’t know if that’s changed or not, but that’s the point where if he doesn’t report he goes from being an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year to a restricted free agent. Meaning the Seahawks can franchise him next year and they would again not have to either trade him or extend him. The Seahawks definitely have more leverage here.

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