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Century Links 6/11: Earl Thomas and FO in Standoff


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Should Seattle Seahawks trade, re-sign Earl Thomas - NFL Insiders predict what's next
Seattle's star safety is sitting out mandatory minicamp. He wants a new deal. What should Pete Carroll & Co. do? Our panel weighs in.

Earl Thomas' Holdout Is Indicative Of The Seattle Seahawks' Entire Offseason
Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas announces that he will holdout from team activities until his contract situation is settled. This is just the latest example of a Seahawks offseason that's been a complete disaster.

Eric Reid needs the Seahawks and they need him, especially now
Eric Reid is a really good safety, and the Seahawks may need him as much as he needs them. Especially with Earl Thomas holding out.

Seahawks Rebuild on Pete Carroll's Competition Mantra |
The ‘Legion of Boom’ core is no more, but things have taken on a 2012 kind of vibe in Seattle—and that’s just how Pete Carroll likes it. Plus, Tom Brady’s taste of normalcy, Hue Jackson jumps in a lake, Kobe Bryant talks to the Pats, Derrius Guice shines on the field, Malcolm Jenkins shines off it, Manziel shines in another country, and Durant, LeBron and Gronk the Horse shine in sports that aren’t football

Earl Thomas says he’s skipping Seahawks mandatory minicamp | FOX Sports
Earl Thomas is putting the pressure on the Seattle Seahawks for a new contract, saying he will not participate in any team activities until his contract situation is resolved.

Earl Thomas to skip Seattle Seahawks mandatory minicamp over contract situation
Seahawks star safety Earl Thomas announced Sunday that he will not attend this week's mandatory minicamp "until my contract situation is resolved."

Seahawks news: Pete Carroll raves about Chris Carson's 'great' offseason
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carrol can't stop raving about running back Chris Carson's "great" offseason.

A.J. Cann could face battle with Josh Walker for Jaguars’ right guard job – ProFootballTalk
A.J. Cann has started 45 of a possible 48 games at right guard in his three seasons in Jacksonville. But with Cann limited in organized team activities with an undisclosed injury, Josh Walker has taken advantage of his opportunity to work with the first team.

Ex-Giant Shaun O’Hara: They’ve wasted Eli Manning’s prime – ProFootballTalk
The Giants put a team around Eli Manning that was good enough to win two Super Bowls, but one former Giant thinks the team should have been even better.

Pete Carroll excited about renewing competitive spirit – ProFootballTalk
Few teams in the NFL have seen the kind of offseason exodus as the Seahawks. And that has left 66-year-old coach Pete Carroll feeling rather, ... excited. Carroll told Albert Breer of SI.

CFL coach: Manziel “rusty,” but encouraging with progress – ProFootballTalk
It would have been unfair to expect Johnny Manziel to look smooth and polished, since he hadn't played since December 2015. But his CFL coach said he's encouraged by the progress the former Browns first-rounder has made during his preseason with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

NFL's top five committee backfields; Tyrann Mathieu's new role -
With Dion Lewis joining Derrick Henry, the Titans suddenly boast one of the top 1-2 backfield punches. But that's not the No. 1 RB duo. Bucky Brooks provides his rankings. Plus, the Patriots' new defensive play caller, Tyrann Mathieu's new role and much more.

Do the Saints have the best home field advantage in the NFL? -
"It is very, very, very difficult to even think in that stadium when the Saints are rolling."

See how the Warriors compare to the '90s Cowboys and 2000s Patriots -
The Warriors won their third championship in four years on Friday night, see how Golden State stacks up against the only two NFL teams to accomplish that same feat.

Earl Thomas won't attend minicamp without new deal -
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has his answer now. Earl Thomas will not be participating in any team activities. The All-Pro safety addressed his frustrations with his contract situation on his official Twitter account Sunday morning.