Published: Thu, September 06, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Seattle Seahawks turn down second-round pick offer from Dallas Cowboys

Seattle Seahawks turn down second-round pick offer from Dallas Cowboys

Hold out free safety Earl Thomas will report to Seahawks' practice today, he indicated on an Instagram post Wednesday morning that followed a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson that he would show up.

"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. Yes, it's the best news Seattle has received in weeks: The team's most talented player can possibly be on the field for the regular season opener Sunday at Denver.

Dallas had not been the only club interested in trading for the Seahawks safety, as NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday, "multiple teams" had been in the hunt.

It's been an eventful day for Earl Thomas and the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks have agreed to wipe away nearly all of the fines Thomas accrued during his holdout. He also would have to report by midseason to avoid his contract tolling, meaning if he did not play this season he would still be under contract to Seattle in 2019. During the off-season would you have traded a second and third rounder for Thomas?

The Cowboys made trade offers at the start of free agency and during the NFL Draft but proposed no more than a third-round pick until this week.

The Seahawks reportedly called the Cowboys on draft night, asking for the 50th pick alone in exchange for Thomas, a six-time Pro Bowler.

The last time these two teams faced, Peyton Manning and the new-look Broncos defense went to Seattle and forced overtime where Marshawn Lynch capped off a thrilling game with a walk-off touchdown run.

Thomas took to instagram today to announce he will report to Seahawks camp today, but it's clear he doesn't expect to be back in Seattle after this season. Like Chancellor, Thomas is reporting without the team having done anything with his contract.

At this point the relationship between Thomas and the only National Football League team he's known, the Seahawks, Schneider and coach Pete Carroll who drafted him in the first round in 2010, seems irreparable.

Thomas had been working out primarily in his native Texas, and specifically in Austin, where he attended the University of Texas.

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