Thomas (lower leg) appears to be ready to go for the Ravens' voluntary offseason workouts, Sean Grogan of the Cecil Whig reports.
Thomas is bouncing back from a fractured tibia he sustained last September. The six-time Pro Bowler reportedly spent time working out with teammates before voluntary offseason workouts commenced April 15, and by all accounts, he seems to be making a strong first impression in Baltimore. Fresh off signing a four-year, $55 million contract with the team last month, Thomas has plenty of talent around him in the secondary, including the league's highest-paid slot corner in Tavon Young. The Ravens also bring back 2017 first-rounder Marlon Humphrey along with veterans Brandon Carr and Jimmy Smith.
Thomas (leg) came to terms Wednesday with the Ravens on a four-year, $55 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Ravens will get an upgrade at free safety a week after they released Eric Weddle, handing Thomas a massive contract that includes $32 million guaranteed. The former Seahawk will celebrate his 30th birthday in May and is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he picked off three passes in four games before suffering a season-ending fractured tibia that required surgery. Thomas should be healthy long before training camp, and possibly even for the start of the offseason program in April. The Ravens have suffered major losses in the front seven early this offseason, but their secondary now looks stronger than ever.
Thomas' former teammate, Richard Sherman, said Wednesday that the veteran safety has expressed interest in joining the 49ers this offseason, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sherman also acknowledged that Thomas would likely sign with Dallas if the money is approximately equal, a sentiment that doesn't come as a surprise after there were prevalent rumors throughout 2018 suggesting the Cowboys were interested in acquiring the Texas native via trade. No deal ultimately materialized, however, after Thomas' season ended when he suffered a fractured tibia in Week 4. The 29-year-old was his usual dominant self prior to the injury, piling up 22 tackles (16 solo), five passes defensed and three interceptions in four games for the Seahawks. While Thomas may prefer to play closer to home, the 49ers have better cap flexibility than the Cowboys, albeit with a major disadvantage in terms of state income tax. Thomas should be healthy long before the start of training camp.
Thomas will have surgery to place a rod in his left leg, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The procedure will increase his odds of making a full recovery, and he'll aim to be healthy by March 11 when free agency opens. The 29-year-old safety won't play for the rest of this season, and due to his frustrations with Seattle's front office, it's unlikely he re-signs with the Seahawks.
The Seahawks placed Thomas (leg) on injured reserve Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
After breaking the tibia in his left leg Sunday in Arizona, Thomas was destined for IR due to the season-ending nature of the injury. Although rehab will be his immediate focus, he likely will be pondering his next contract as well. The Seahawks technically can extend the franchise or transition tag to the All-Pro safety, but he could strike back by remaining away from the team again while his teammates go through the offseason program and preseason slate. Considering his dissatisfaction with Seattle's front office, Thomas may have played his last down with the organization.
Coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that Thomas (leg) won't play again in 2018, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
For the second time in three seasons, Thomas sustained a fracture to the tibia in his left leg. On this occasion, though, he'll miss 12 games (instead of four) and potentially decrease his earning power on the open market. The latter point is the key after Thomas stayed away from Seattle in the offseason, training camp and preseason in pursuit of a new contract or a trade to a team willing to give him one. There doesn't seem to be much doubt that he's played his last down for the Seahawks, but it's difficult to foresee the safety landing a significant, long-term contract when his next down will take place as a 30-year-old.
Thomas suffered a lower left leg fracture during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Coach Pete Carroll said the injury may be related to the broken tibia Thomas suffered in December of 2016. The 29-year-old safety likely will be placed on injured reserve, presumably with no intention of trying to return this season. Thomas has been at odds with the Seahawks over his contract, which is set to expire during the offseason. The team likely will turn to Tedric Thompson at free safety.
Thomas injured his left leg in Sunday's game against the Cardinals and was carted off the field Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Thomas was having a huge season with 18 tackles (13 solo) and three interceptions coming into the game. He'll be replaced by Tedric Thompson.
Thomas made seven tackles (six solo), two pass breakups and two interceptions against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Thomas irritated his team by missing practice this week, adding fuel to trade talks. The Chiefs have added themselves to those discussions, but the Cowboys were the top suitor in preseason and Thomas put on a show for them, even making a gesture toward their sideline after a pick. The Seahawks originally denied a second-round pick in exchange for Thomas, who now has three picks in three games.
Thomas (personal) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
After missing practice Friday due to personal reasons, Thomas' status was in some flux. Prior to the 1 PM ET kickoffs, Jay Glazer of FOX reported that Thomas has been staging a 'hold-in' during Seahawks practices, remaining on the sideline rather than take part in drills is a way to force a trade while not technically taking part in a holdout. Thomas is available Sunday and should start, but it'll be interesting to see if coach Pete Carroll limits the safety's snap count.
Thomas could be fined due to conduct detrimental to the team after sitting out practice Friday and reporting late to the team walk-through Saturday, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.
According to Glazer, Thomas is staging a 'hold-in' by sitting on the sidelines during practice in the hope of forcing the Seahawks to trade him away, while still not technically holding out. He will play Sunday against the Cowboys, however.
Thomas (personal) participated in the Seahawks' team walk-through Saturday and is expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport and Steve Wyche of NFL Network report.
Thomas showed up on the Seahawks' injury report Friday with a questionable designation after he missed practice that day to tend to a personal matter. The fact that the safety rejoined the team a day later suggests that he's in little jeopardy of missing the showdown with Dallas, one of the teams that approached the Seahawks about acquiring Thomas via trade during the offseason.
Thomas missed Friday's practice for personal reasons, leaving his status uncertain for Sunday's game against Dallas, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
It would be interesting if Thomas were to end up missing a game against the team that was widely rumored to have interest in trading for him this offseason. It would also be good news for the Dallas offense, though the return of middle linebacker Bobby Wagner does give Seattle at least one veteran leader in the middle of the field. Thomas has looked like his usual self through the first two weeks of the season, tallying 11 tackles, an interception and two passes defended. Tedric Thompson is next in line for the starting job at free safety.
Thomas made five tackles (three solo), two pass breakups and one interception during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Broncos.
This man wants his money. On the Broncos second drive of the game, Thomas picked off a deep throw from Case Keenum and returned it to the Broncos' 15-yard line, setting up a Will Dissly touchdown catch. The Seahawks are thankful Thomas ended his holdout, and he should have a good chance to make some noise in Week 2 against Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears.
Thomas, who reported to the team earlier this week, was activated Saturday and is expected to start Sunday's season opener against the Broncos, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
For Thomas to be eligible to play Sunday, Seattle had to activate him by Saturday afternoon. Cornerback Simeon Thomas was waived earlier this week to make room for Thomas on the roster. Thomas is expected to suit up Sunday, and the 29-year-old could cause trouble for Case Keenum in his Broncos debut.
Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks will wait until Saturday to make a decision on Thomas' availability for Sunday's game in Denver, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Thomas rejoined the team Wednesday and reportedly had a good week of practice, giving himself a shot to play in the season opener. Seattle may make a decision Saturday, but the information may be kept private until the team releases its inactive list approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 PM ET kickoff. Tedric Thompson will fill in at free safety if Thomas doesn't play.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Thomas will practice this week and may have a chance to play in Sunday's season opener against the Broncos, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Heading into the final year of his contract, Thomas ended a lengthy holdout Wednesday when he reported to the Seahawks for the first time since the end of last season. He should be ready to start at free safety by Week 2, but it may be difficult for him to gear up in time for the opener given his prolonged absence from the team.
Thomas (contract dispute) announced Wednesday via his personal Instagram account that he reported to the Seahawks, ending his holdout.
Thomas' decision to report to the team ends what had been one of the primary offseason storylines in Seattle. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Seahawks agreed to clear most of the fines Thomas accrued from his ongoing absence. Thomas will take on his usual role as the starting free safety, bolstering the back end of a defense that bid adieu to several core contributors during the offseason.
Thomas (contract dispute) intends to report to the Seahawks on Wednesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Thomas remained away from the team all offseason in pursuit of a new long-term deal with the Seahawks or a trade to another organization. Rather than extend his holdout into the regular season, he's expected to be at the Seahawks' facility for the first official practice of the regular season. Until he's actually on the field, though, the situation will remain in some limbo.
The Seahawks don't plan to trade Thomas (holdout) before Week 1 kicks off, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Schefter added that interested teams simply aren't making enticing offers, so no trade will happen unless they up their compensation offers dramatically. Every game Thomas sit out, he will lose his $500,000 game check, not to mention the fines Seattle can levy on him. Still, the 29-year-old maintains his poker face and says he won't return without a new contract, whether it's with the Seahawks or another team.
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