The four-year extension agreed to by Seahawks safety
Thomas has made three Pro Bowls in his first four seasons and is now the NFL's highest-paid safety.
Seattle could sign both to extensions if the team makes cost-cutting moves like releasing Sidney Rice, Rapoport added.
Arguably the game's fastest safety, Thomas had 105 tackles, nine pass break-ups, five interceptions and two forced fumbles in the regular season. He has 15 career interceptions in the regular season, two in the playoffs, since being drafted 14th overall in 2010.
"Earl changes what you're seeing from the quarterback position," ESPN Radio analyst Brock Huard, Peyton Manning's former backup with the Colts, told the paper. "That will be a bigger deal if it's a windy, cold day because Peyton's velocity is not what it used to be.
"Peyton is going to have to be very, very careful with the kind of angles Earl can take because his speed is unlike any safety in today's game."
Chancellor led the team with 14 tackles and added two passes defensed. Thomas added 11 tackles and two passes defensed. They also helped shut down Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, holding him to one measly catch late in the fourth quarter.
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