Earl Thomas Reports To Seahawks, Will Play Out Final Year Of Contract

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With Thomas saying a few times that he won't return to the Seahawks without a contract extension and a lack of signs that a contract extension is something the team is interested in extending his way, no end to the Thomas saga appears to be in sight.

Thomas told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he plans to end his holdout Wednesday and report to the team.

"I've never let me [sic] teammates, city or fans down as long as I've lived and I don't plan on starting this weekend", Thomas wrote.

Earl Thomas says he's coming back-and says "the disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten".

Thomas has been one of Seattle's most consistent performers.

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.

The Dallas Cowboys' never-ending pursuit of safety Earl Thomas reached a new chapter in the proverbal novel.

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He has racked up fines of more than $1.5 million in terms of missed practice days and bonuses the team could recoup.

The Seahawks have agreed to wipe away nearly all of the fines Thomas accrued during his holdout. However, it's still not the second-rounder "and change" that the Seahawks want for the six-time Pro Bowler safety.

Thomas played for 14 games (all starts) for the Seahawks last season and recorded two interceptions and a touchdown to go with 88 total tackles.

Seattle will have to make a corresponding roster move to account for Thomas, though they could also initially put him on an exempt list.

Thomas' first voiced his displeasure with his contract situation at the Pro Bowl in January, telling ESPN he wouldn't feel comfortable hitting the field in September without a new long-term deal.

However, coach Pete Carroll made it abundantly clear the Seahawks don't intend to trade Thomas now that he's returned from his holdout.

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