Chiefs Have Emerged As Possible Trade Partner For Earl Thomas

Chris Mortensen reports that the Chiefs have emerged as a possible trade partner for Seahawks S Earl Thomas if he’s dealt.

Mortensen adds that the Seahawks are engaged in trade talks with teams including the Cowboys but Kansas City is the team to watch for now.

Meanwhile, a league source tells Adam Schefter that a trade sending Thomas to Dallas is “a super long shot” and sources around the league believe that the Seahawks did not want to trade Thomas until after they played the Cowboys in their home opener on Sunday.

According to Mortensen, the Seahawks are considering a “significant” fine to Thomas for conduct detrimental to the team because he missed practice twice this week.

Thomas’ unhappiness stems from the Seahawks’ decision to take a hard-line stance regarding a new contract and the fact that they’ve prioritized new deals for DE Frank Clark and WR/KR Tyler Lockett.

Earlier this morning, Ian Rapoport reported that several people inside the Cowboys organization are hoping to reopen trade talks with the Seahawks following today’s game.

Rapoport says that the Cowboys will show up in Seattle with “open ears” about a Thomas trade.

Thomas is expected to play in Week 3’s game, despite being practice on Friday because of non-injury reasons. For what it’s worth, Rapoport mentions that the Seahawks remain committed to Thomas.

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 two games and recorded 11 tackles, one interception and two pass defense for the Seahawks.

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The Raiders won’t go after Earl Thomas because he isn’t over 65 yet