Earl Thomas reportedly ends holdout, will report to Seahawks on Wednesday

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland Calif. A person familiar with the deal says that the Seattle Seahawks have

"I've never let (my) teammates, city or fans down as long as I've lived and don't plan on starting this weekend", the 29-year-old safety wrote over social media.

Fish reports that Seattle informed the Cowboys a second-round pick for Earl Thomas wasn't enough to acquire the All-Pro safety, and Stephen Jones and the Cowboys balked.

Thomas previously wrote in The Players Tribune that he believes he should be paid significantly more than the $8.5 million base salary he's due this year. He asked for a trade if Seattle wasn't willing to give him a contract extension.

Thomas' contract is up at the end of the 2018-19 season, and Dallas would be a front-runner to gain his services in free agency. Seattle, on the other hand, can get around their inexperience in the secondary by getting pressure on Keenum and given the fact that Denver allowed the third most sacks in the league previous year, pass rushers Frank Clark and Dion Jordan could be set up for a big day. The safety had returned to the area over the weekend to bring his daughter to her first day of school.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks have agreed to clear any fines Thomas incurred while being away from the team during the preseason.

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. Sherman was released by Seattle in the off-season and signed with San Francisco.

Seattle will have to make a corresponding roster move to account for Thomas, though they could also initially put him on an exempt list. On Instagram earlier today, Earl Thomas announced he was returning to the Seahawks. The Seahawks will pay Chancellor $12 million for this season, which was guaranteed money. Chancellor - while not officially retired - is not expected to play again because of the injury.

Thomas, 29, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, has 25 interceptions, 66 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles and 662 tackles in eight National Football League seasons.

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