NFC West Notes: Seahawks, Thomas, 49ers

Despite the Seahawks expecting Earl Thomas not to hold out, they still have him on the trade block, John Clayton of ESPN said during a radio appearance with KESN in Dallas (via the Dallas Morning News). Clayton added that the Seahawks would likely be willing to move their three-time All-Pro safety for less than a first-round pick, indicating they would probably trade Thomas for a package featuring second- and fourth-round selections and perhaps something in the 2019 draft. Clayton indicates the Cardinals could use a free safety but that the Seahawks were not going to trade Thomas to an NFC West team. The Cowboys moving Byron Jones to cornerback would open a spot there, and Thomas was vocal about being receptive to a Dallas deal, and they strike Clayton as the top suitor for the 28-year-old defender’s services.

Here’s the latest from Seattle, along with other West-division locales, heading into draft week:

  • Pete Carroll said this week the door wasn’t closed between the Seahawks and Colin Kaepernick, but Clayton said this partnership will be unlikely. The longtime ESPN reporter added the Seahawks did work out Kaepernick last year when he visited but did not offer him a contract because Carroll exited the interview with the impression the former 49er still wanted to be an NFL starter rather than a backup.
  • The 49ers covered their linebacker bases this week. After hosting Roquan Smith on a top-30 visit, they welcomed Tremaine Edmunds to the Bay Area for a 30 summit, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports. The 49ers scheduled the Smith and Edmunds visits weeks ago and not in light of the charges levied against Reuben Foster, per Barrows.
  • Foster’s plea hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 30, and Barrows reports that if no delays occur, jury selection for this case would transpire in late July. With the 49ers barring Foster from their workouts until this matter is resolved, that’s going to essentially nullify the second-year linebacker’s offseason. However, the alleged victim has hired representation, which could cloud this case.
  • The Cardinals visited Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk recently.
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6 comments on “NFC West Notes: Seahawks, Thomas, 49ers

  1. jeffro775

    Can’t wait to hear the latest on SJW Special Cuckernick tomorrow. Thanks for keeping me in the loop!!!

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  2. justinkm19

    Cowboys acquire Thomas on draft night. Everyone knows Jerry Likes to make a splash.

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    • RockHard

      ET3 would make losing Dez sting a lot less. If it only costs a 2nd and 4th go ahead and lock that down ASAP

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  3. RockHard

    Thomas is a generational talent who is still only 28.. He’s still in peak physical condition and he immediately become a HUGE presence in the locker room. This guy is all class and he’s a hall of fame caliber player still in his prime! Make this happen Jerry!!

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    • Mikel Grady

      I agree especially if it’s a trade and sign extension

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  4. terror661

    Reuben Fosters case aside. Tons of injury concerns. They will likely draft 2 linebackers.

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