Seahawks Looking For Second-Round Pick For Earl Thomas, Chiefs Team To Watch

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Seahawks have refused to budge on their asking price of a 2019 second-round pick in a trade for S Earl Thomas.

In fact, a source tells Schefter that Seattle is “stuck” on this as their asking price for Thomas.

The Chiefs reportedly had interest in Thomas, but Schefter says they were unwilling to meet that price, but are open to discussing a deal if the price is reduced.

Interestingly enough, the Cowboys actually offered the Seahawks a second-round pick for Thomas during the preseason, but Seattle wanted more from Dallas, considering that they were set to play each other in Week 3.

According to Schefter, NFL executives have handicapped the Chiefs as the favorites to trade for Thomas for multiple reasons including the fact that they have an extra second-round pick to work with from their Marcus Peters trade and GM Brett Veach is considered aggressive by many, and they play in the AFC.

Ian Rapoport reports that the Seahawks fined Thomas for missing practice last week. As far as a trade, Rapoport says that the Seahawks want two second-round picks for him.

Regarding the possibility of acquiring Thomas, Chiefs HC Andy Reid said last year “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.

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.

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