Amid hypothesis that his tenure with the staff may very well be nearing an finish, Seattle Seahawks security Earl Thomas was a no-show for the beginning of offseason exercises.
Thomas, the topic of a number of commerce rumors through the offseason, has instructed he would maintain out for a brand new contract. Seattle basic supervisor John Schneider has acknowledged listening to affords for the three-time All-Professional security.
Whereas the offseason exercises are voluntary, the Seahawks have already got made a slew of roster strikes, parting methods with star cornerback Richard Sherman, defensive finish Sheldon Richardson, huge receiver Paul Richardson, tight finish Jimmy Graham and defensive finish Michael Bennett.
Thomas, who is ready to make $eight.5 million in base wage in 2018, informed a radio station final month that he deliberate to be “wealthy and blissful regardless … whether or not I am in Seattle or anyplace else.”
Nonetheless, he tried to quell hypothesis that he needs out of Seattle by stressing his need to stay with the franchise through a Twitter posting final month.
“Maintain on everybody,” the 28-year-old Thomas wrote. “Let’s not get it confused. I wish to be a Seahawk. I need my jersey retired within the ring of honor with the opposite greats that got here earlier than me. I really like being in Seattle. The profitable tradition we’ve established I wish to be a part of for all times!”
Thomas citing myriad causes for wanting to stay with Seattle, pointing to the Seahawks’ fan base, the group and his spouse’s love of the town.