Thomas filed a grievance against the Ravens after his contract was terminated in August, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Thomas had an on-field confrontation with teammate Chuck Clark in August, and the Ravens cut him, citing "personal conduct that has adversely affected the Ravens." The guaranteed $10 million in Thomas' contract then became void, and it appears that's what the All-Pro safety is seeking in his grievance. Thomas came close to signing in Houston earlier this season, but he remains a free agent at this time.
The Texans won't host Thomas for a workout anymore, John McClain of The Houston Chronicle reports. It appears the move could be related to the rising COVID-19 concerns around the league following multiple positive tests from the Titans, per Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle. However, McClain relayed that internal discussions decided that Thomas wasn't a good fit with the organization. The veteran safety was cut by the Ravens before Week 1 after getting into an altercation with fellow safety Chuck Clark, and he'll remain a free agent for the time being.
Thomas arrived in Houston on Monday for a workout, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle repotrs. The Texans placed A.J. Moore (hamstring) on the injured list Monday, so it looks like there's legitimate interest in Thomas, who was released by the Ravens in August. One league source said there's a "strong chance" the Texans sign him if the audition and meetings with team officials go well. The Ravens cited personal conduct issues for releasing him, so the Texans will do their due diligence.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that the 49ers are not interested in pursuing Thomas as a free agent, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Thomas had his contract terminated Sunday, accompanied by a statement citing "personal conduct that has adversely affected the Baltimore Ravens." Though the 31-year-old didn't look his former All-Pro self in 2019, he returned value as a starter while notching 47 tackles and two interceptions across 15 games. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Cowboys are also not considering making a move for Thomas.
Thomas was sent home from practice Friday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Hensley also noted this is the second time in Thomas' tenure with the Ravens that the passionate safety got into a war of words with a teammate, perhaps alluding to some sort of rift between team and player. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network is reporting the Ravens are even considering releasing or trading Thomas after Friday's latest incident, although that type of over-reactionary language hasn't seeped into the discourse among Ravens beat writers. It's worth noting, Chuck Clark, the safety which Thomas reportedly got into an exchange of words with, is practicing Saturday so there's perhaps something amiss with this admittedly odd situation.
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