Seahawks Notes: Thomas, Brown, Allen

Although Seahawks safety Earl Thomas today penned an essay in the Players’ Tribune regarding his ongoing holdout, the veteran’s piece hasn’t exactly changed the facts of the situation at hand, as Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times tweets. Not only have no new negotiations taken place, but no club has sent a viable trade offer for Thomas. Thomas, of course, is seeking either a new contract or a trade, but the Seahawks don’t seem particularly inclined to work out a fresh contract. Trade talks, meanwhile, have mostly been centered around the Cowboys, but nothing has yet come to fruition. Thomas, 29, is entering the final year of his current contract, during which he’s scheduled to collect a base salary of $8.5MM.

Here’s more from Seattle:

  • As noted above, the Seahawks aren’t likely to renegotiate Thomas’ pact any time soon, and that’s in part due to team owner Paul Allen, a source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Allen “doesn’t get emotional or worried” about potential holdouts, per Florio, and that was evident during Seattle’s talks with safety Kam Chancellor in 2015. The Seahawks didn’t move an inch at that time, and Thomas’ holdout isn’t expected to result in a new deal this time around. Thomas, it seems, is willing to play hardball in order to land the contract he feels he deserves, but the Seahawks might be open to doing just the same.
  • More details are now available on left tackle Duane Brown‘s three-year extension with the Seahawks, as Brady Henderson of reports the veteran offensive lineman received a signing bonus of $8MM and a full guarantee of $16MM. Brown only gets $1.75MM of his 2019 salary guaranteed for injury, but it becomes fully guaranteed after the Super Bowl, meaning Seattle will need to make a quick decision on Brown’s future. Even if the Seahawks do cut Brown next spring, they’d be forced to carry $7.75MM in dead cap.
  • In case you missed it, Seahawks wideout Doug Baldwin is dealing with a knee injury that could keep him sidelined for most of the preseason, although his availability for Week 1 of the regular season doesn’t seem to be in peril.
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9 comments on “Seahawks Notes: Thomas, Brown, Allen

  1. sportsfan101

    Thomas should sit out send a true message to teams to not be cheap, every team has same Salary. Pay the man or trade him all your doing is making your franchise look like sh*t. I can honestly saw I used to love the Seahawks they were my favorite nfc team now I can’t stand them and just want them to lose after all the bs they’ve been trough.

    • kaehlaone

      How are they doing anything to look bad? Thomas is under contract that he signed 4yrs ago. They don’t need to extend or trade him. If he wants to sit out, so be it. It’s not like he has leverage as he can just be franchised next year to.

      • markh

        If Thomas sits out the whole season his contract will “toll” and roll over to next season meaning he would be playing under the same contract next year. Sitting out the season which means he gets fined for missing trying camp and makes no money from the nfl this year.

    • natsfan3437

      If he does sit out, what team would give him the contract he wants next season?
      He would only be able to sign a one year deal and that deal would be for less than he’d make this season.
      And even going further than that, why would a team give a long term contract to someone that would sit out a season because he didn’t get his way.

  2. Connorsoxfan

    The nfl should just move to fully guaranteed contracts and this wouldn’t be an issue. In exchange the players might have to let the cap stagnate for 2 years or something and if they held out for new contracts they would face forfeiture of guarantees or something, but it would end paycuts and holdouts.

  3. manateebigdoh

    A deal is a deal. He has no leverage and needs to accept he signed this contract. In addition, with Kams injury the Seahawks will be less likely to pay out big bucks again on a renegotiated contract.

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