Seahawks safety Earl Thomas appears set to end holdout

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

Thomas' reaction to the lack of a resolution was clear in his post: "The disrespect has been noted and will not be forgotten". The Seahawks tried to find a trade partner for Thomas, who had previously stated he wouldn't report without a new contract in place, but were unable to come to terms on a deal.

All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas plans to end his holdout and report to the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

This news follows the report from Adam Schefter just moments before indicating the Cowboys had continued their push for the free safety, upping their trade offer to a second-round pick. A later report stated Thomas was in town exclusively to accompany his daughter to her first day of school.

Thomas is entering the final year of his contract and he held out from Seattle's entire offseason program, mandatory minicamp and training camp.

"I worked my whole life for this. Father Time may have an undefeated record but best believe I plan on taking him into triple overtime when it comes to my career".

Thomas confirmed his return in an Instagram post, but it appears there is still tension with the Seahawks, as he wrote: "The disrespect has been well-noted and will not be forgotten".

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Precedent from safety Kam Chancellor's holdout into the 2015 regular season suggested the Seahawks are going to collect from Thomas this time, too.

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

Perhaps after seeing what the Oakland Raiders got for Khalil Mack over the weekend the Seahawks think they can get more, but Mack plays a more coveted position.

Seattle opens the season on Sunday at Denver.

Dallas has been rumored to be in the hunt for Thomas since well before the NFL Draft. As a result, Thomas will play out the final year of his contract with the Seahawks. At the time, it made him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. Like Chancellor, Thomas is reporting without the team having done anything with his contract.

Thomas is 29-years-old, but he was named to the Pro Bowl after last season, his sixth.

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