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Offbeat Earl Thomas won’t attend Seahawks minicamp

18:32  10 june  2018
18:32  10 june  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Russell Wilson tries to steer clear of talking about Earl Thomas’ contract

  Russell Wilson tries to steer clear of talking about Earl Thomas’ contract As the Seahawks conduct their annual mandatory minicamp, a key member of the defense remain absent, vowing to stay away until uncertainties regarding his contract (he has one season left) are resolved. As the Seahawks conduct their annual mandatory minicamp, a key member of the defense remain absent, vowing to stay away until uncertainties regarding his contract (he has one season left) are resolved.

Seahawks S Earl Thomas won ' t attend the voluntary portion of Seattle's offseason program. Seahawks expect Earl Thomas for minicamp May 24 - 5:32 PM 'Sense' Earl Thomas wants to play in Seattle May 3 - 6:13 PM

Seahawks S Earl Thomas won ' t attend the voluntary portion of Seattle's offseason program. Seahawks expect Earl Thomas for minicamp May 24 - 5:32 PM 'Sense' Earl Thomas wants to play in Seattle May 3 - 6:13 PM

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last week that he was expecting safety Earl Thomas to be at the team’s mandatory minicamp when it starts on Tuesday, but Thomas has other plans.

In a post to Twitter on Sunday, Thomas announced that he will not attend the team’s minicamp. Thomas suggested he won’t be at training camp either unless the team gives him a new contract.

I will not be attending the upcoming minicamp or any team activities until my contract situation is resolved. I want everyone especially the 12s to know that I want to remain a Seahawk for the rest of my career but I also believe that based on my production over the last 8 years that I’ve earned the right to have this taken care of as soon as possible. I want to have certainty in regards to the upcoming years of my career. I’m going to continue to work my craft and put in work so that I can add to the team and give us the best chance to win. I hope my teammates understand where I’m coming from I believe this is the right thing to do.”

Thomas is set to make $8.5 million in the final year of his current contract. There were talks about a possible trade involving Thomas earlier in the offseason with the Cowboys seen as a possible landing spot. Those could be revisited if the Seahawks and Thomas continue to have different views on his contract in the coming weeks.

Rosen’s strong minicamp doesn’t change Bradford’s status as Cardinals’ starter .
The Cardinals used the 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft on quarterback Josh Rosen, and reports out of minicamp suggested that he is showing all the talent the team thought he had. But that doesn’t mean he’ll start as a rookie. Sam Bradford remains the Cardinals’ starter and the Cardinals’ website suggests that [ more ]Sam Bradford remains the Cardinals’ starter and the Cardinals’ website suggests that there’s really no competition at all in training camp: Bradford is the starter.

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