Seahawks' Earl Thomas Ends Holdout: "The Disrespect Has Been Well Noted"

Seahawks' Earl Thomas Ends Holdout:

Seahawks' Earl Thomas Ends Holdout: "The Disrespect Has Been Well Noted"

The news may come much to the dismay of Cowboys fans, many of whom have yearned for Thomas since he approached head coach Jason Garrett following a December game in Arlington with a simple message: "Come get me". Those are all at team discretion, though, and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the Seahawks "did agree to wipe away nearly all of his fines".

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys upped their offer for Thomas from a third-round pick to a second-rounder but the Seahawks still wanted more compensation.

The post was a surprising conclusion to a long off-season of drama centred on whether Thomas would play out the final season of his contract, receive the extension he hoped for, or possibly be traded.

"Offer me an extension".

The Seahawks, though, said no. Seattle believes Thomas is worth more than a second-round pick.

"I've never let me teammates, city or fans down as long as I've lived and don't plan on starting this weekend", he wrote. The Cowboys stood pat and drafted Coppell product and fellow Longhorn Connor Williams in the second round. Thomas' contract year in 2018 would not count if he didn't return before week 10 of this season. But he is apparently reporting nonetheless, the latest step in a story that began a year ago when he began making rumblings of wanting a new contract, and a story that likely has many more chapters to come.

Wednesday's news of Thomas reporting to his current team might well lead to both sides considering it a stalemate.

Thomas is now on the Seahawks' Reserve/Did Not Report list, meaning the team will need to make a roster move to add him to the 53-man squad before Sunday.

Thomas wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a picture of himself in the Seahawks' weight room, that: "I worked my whole life for this...."

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