Earl Thomas follows through on plan to boycott training camp
Seattle Seahawks All-World free safety sat out of Monday’s voluntary offseason workout. Embroiled in contract negotiations, Earl Thomas was absent from the workout. There will be no penalty for the workout as it is voluntary, however, it is generally understood that players are encouraged to attend the program to coordinate with teammates and coaches on the upcoming season.
“I can confirm Earl was a no-go when it came to at least the first day of these offseason workouts,” Brock Huard said Tuesday morning, per ESPN 710.
Earl is in the last year of his 4 year $40 million contract and the former Texas Longhorn and 1st round pick is owed $8. million in his final season. The best athlete of the Legion of Boom has stated numerous times last year that he was interested in being traded or getting a new contract. Furthermore he stated that he would not play in 2018 without a new contract.
The true test to how strong Thomas sticks to his guns ins during a mandatory mini-camp in June. The team sanction session is mandatory and he could face fines as he is contractually required to attend.
— Mike Salk, 710 ESPN (@TheMikeSalk) April 17, 2018