Earl Thomas says he is ending holdout, reporting to Seahawks

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. on the sideline of their final preseason game against the Oakland Raiders

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. on the sideline of their final preseason game against the Oakland Raiders

The news dropped just moments after it was reported Seattle turned down a second-round pick from the Dallas Cowboys for Thomas, who has been away from the team as he seeks a contract extension.

For months, Thomas lived in a world where workout videos posted to his Instagram account - where he announced the end of his holdout - served as practice footage. Thomas' reaction to the lack of a resolution was clear in his post: "The disrespect has been noted and will not be forgotten". "Seattle wasn't interested; it wants more".

The Cowboys were content to stay put while Thomas refused to take part in Seattle's offseason program.

He has racked up fines of more than $1.5 million in terms of missed practice days and bonuses the team could recoup. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks have agreed to wipe away nearly all of his fines for missing training camp. During the off-season would you have traded a second and third rounder for Thomas?

Seattle had been thought wanting at least a second-round pick all along with it thought Dallas had not offered more than a third.

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So far in 2018, the Seahawks have parted ways with a number of key defensive players from their Super Bowl run in 2013, including Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Richard Sherman, and Kam Chancellor.

At this point the relationship between Thomas and the only National Football League team he's known, the Seahawks, Schneider and coach Pete Carroll who drafted him in the first round in 2010, seems irreparable.

Thomas played for 14 games (all starts) for the Seahawks last season and recorded two interceptions and a touchdown to go with 88 total tackles.

Thomas had been working out primarily in his native Texas, and specifically in Austin, where he attended the University of Texas.

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