Published: Fri, September 07, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Holdout over: Thomas rejoins Seahawks

Holdout over: Thomas rejoins Seahawks

After a regular season game between the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys in 2017, Earl Thomas made a point to run after Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to tell him - and the Cowboys in general - to come and get him over the course of the offseason.

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. Thomas' reaction to the lack of a resolution was clear in his post: "The disrespect has been noted and will not be forgotten".

"They believe the closer Seattle gets to the trading deadline with a disgruntled star who won't be back next season, the more conciliatory the Seahawks will become in their demands". "Or trade me to a team that wants me to be part of their future", he wrote.

"I worked my whole life for this", he wrote on instagram. A source confirmed to the Times the news of the second-round offer and Seattle's refusal to accept it.

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The Seahawks have agreed to wipe away nearly all of the fines Thomas accrued during his holdout.

The Cowboys visit Thomas and the Seahawks in Seattle in Week 3. The Seahawks wanted more.

By reporting, Thomas won't miss any game checks - $500,000 per game - and he shores up a defence that saw many of its more prominent players depart in the off-season for a variety of reasons.

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

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