Jeffri Chadiha of NFL.com, citing a team source, reports that the Chiefs are continuing to inquire about a potential trade for Seahawks S Earl Thomas. However, Chadiha’s source admitted that this would be difficult for Kansas City to pull off.
According to Chadiha, the Chiefs’ interest in Thomas is not related to any concerns over the health of Eric Berry.
On Sunday, a report surfaced saying that the Chiefs had emerged as a possible trade partner for Thomas.
Regarding the news, Chiefs HC Andy Reid said “that’s not where we’re at.”
“Right now we don’t have anything and that’s not where we’re at,” Reid said Monday, via Chiefs.com. “I know the rumor is out there, but that’s not where we’re at.”
The Cowboys reportedly offered the Seahawks a second-round pick for Thomas this summer, but Seattle declined to move him.
Thomas, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2010. He’s entering the final year of his five-year, $44.725 million contract that includes $27.725 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $8.5 million for the 2018 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Thomas would free up $8.5 million of available cap space while creating $1.9 million in dead money.
In 2018, Thomas has appeared in three games and recorded 18 tackles, three interceptions and four pass defense for the Seahawks.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Thomas trade as the news is available.