As the Seattle Seahawks work on trimming their roster from 90 to 53, a player not counting towards the roster continues to draw attention.
First, on Friday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported multiple teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, had recently reached out regarding Earl Thomas. However, Pelissero added to his report by saying no team had met the Seahawks’ asking price and that Seattle was in no hurry.
On Saturday afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter emphasized the latter part of Pelissero’s report, stating the Seahawks have no intention of dealing Thomas “Unless another team steps up in a way it hasn’t to date.”
Unless another team steps up in a way it hasn't to date, Seahawks do not plan to trade S Earl Thomas, per source. The Seahawks continue to insist they are not willing to give away Thomas.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2018
As long as he remains a holdout, Thomas won’t count towards Seattle’s active roster. The Seahawks are in no rush to reach a resolution with Thomas’s camp — the same position they’ve held all along — and unless a team “Steps up in a way it hasn’t,” it seems as though Thomas’s holdout will extend well into the regular season.