Report: Multiple teams interested in Earl Thomas but Seahawks not in a hurry

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The Cowboys still need a free safety, and while they remain interested in a trade for Earl Thomas, they apparently are not alone.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that multiple teams have reached out to the Seahawks. All have found Seattle’s asking price too high thus far, but the Seahawks are not in any hurry despite the Pro Bowler’s continued absence.

The Cowboys talked to the Seahawks about Thomas in February and April, but Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday that the teams have not talked lately.

In July, Thomas posted on social media his desire for the Seahawks either to extend him or trade him.

Thomas, 29, is scheduled to make $8.5 million in the final year of his current contract.

9 responses to “Report: Multiple teams interested in Earl Thomas but Seahawks not in a hurry

  1. After seeing the new big deals, that 8.5 million is quite a bargain. I can see why Seattle is wanting to convince him to honor his final year. However, the new deals got ET salivating like a St. Bernard in a pavlovian experiment.

    Seattle could trade him to recuperate at least some value since he will walk away from them at the end of the season a free man. That seems to have been Dallas’ position, why buy the cow when you get the milk for free (next year)? But now that they have an injury at the same position, and other teams interested, they’re losing leverage.

    Either way, ET is about to get paid. If someone trades for him, he wants that long term deal. Stay tuned boys.

  2. They are paying Tyler Lockett more money per season than ET will get this season. That will surely chap ET’s hide, giving him more wrinkles than the movie character. This ET is not going to phone home.

  3. So sad, he was my favorite Seahawk until this happened. Now he’s just another self centered greedy player.

  4. Can’t be mad at him. In this league, you have to strike when the iron is hot. Teams get away with low balling 90% of the time. Get your money when you can. Ponce at the opportunity! Get that bread E.T. and Mack! Haters gonna hate but at the end of the day, you are worth it!

  5. omeimontis says:
    September 1, 2018 at 12:18 am
    They are paying Tyler Lockett more money per season than ET will get this season. That will surely chap ET’s hide, giving him more wrinkles than the movie character. This ET is not going to phone home.
    ++++
    You sure spend a lot of time on articles related to a team you don’t like. You need to seek counseling. Why? Most people stay away from things they don’t like.

    Say you don’t like broccoli, do you eat it 4-5 times a week? My guess is you would, and then complain about it.

  6. jerrysglassescleaner says:
    September 1, 2018 at 11:01 am
    Can’t be mad at him. In this league, you have to strike when the iron is hot. Teams get away with low balling 90% of the time. Get your money when you can. Ponce at the opportunity! Get that bread E.T. and Mack! Haters gonna hate but at the end of the day, you are worth it!
    +++++
    Funny how this ‘game’ is a business, as players like to say, but they don’t like the business side.

    It’s no different than any other company in the U.S. Your company can let you go, if they choose, at any time, for any reason. Why are professional sports any different? They are businesses first.

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