Earl Thomas Plans on Playing for the Seahawks This Week

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"With that being said, the disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten", Thomas wrote after indicating he wouldn't let his teammates down this weekend.

With just one day before the National Football League regular season opens up, Thomas remains a member of the Seattle Seahawks (though only by roster designation at this point) and the Cowboys could use a jolt in their secondary. "Father Time may have an undefeated record but best believe I plan on taking him into triple overtime when it comes to my career".

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said during a TV broadcast Tuesday night that Dallas offered Seattle a third-round pick, but that the Seahawks wanted "a second-rounder and change".

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Seattle has no incentive to trade him as they are benefitting financially from him skipping out.

If he plays this year, it will be the final year of the four-year, $40 million extension Thomas agreed to in 2014. The safety had returned to the area over the weekend to bring his daughter to her first day of school.

NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys offered a second round NFL Draft pick to Seattle for star defensive back Earl Thomas. If Thomas is ready to play, he'll team with Bradley McDougald at strong safety. By reporting, Thomas won't miss any game checks - $500,000 per game - and he shores up a defense that saw many of its more prominent players depart in the offseason for a variety of reasons.

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Linebacker Bobby Wagner understood the dynamics of Thomas' situation.

Getting a second-round pick back in exchange for Thomas seems like a good deal; the San Francisco 49ers gave the Patriots a second-round pick for Jimmy Garoppolo and he's a franchise quarterback. Today, Thomas is the fifth-highest paid safety in terms of contract value, following Berry, Miami's Reshad Jones ($60 million), Minnesota's Harrison Smith ($51.3 million), and New England's Devin McCourty ($47.5 million).

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Wednesday that Griffin will start in place of K.J. Wright, who is recovering from a knee injury.

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The Pro Bowl free safety reported to the team Wednesday morning, ending a contract holdout that spanned three months.