Welcome back (to reality), Earl Thomas

Dean Simpson
September 7, 2018

While the Dallas Cowboys recently upped their trade offer for safety Earl Thomas, the Seattle Seahawks still refused to budge.

The Seahawks have agreed to wipe away nearly all of the fines Thomas accrued during his holdout.

The Cowboys hoped adding Thomas and his playmaking skills to the back end of the team's young and improved defense could put them over the top.

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".

Hold out free safety Earl Thomas will report to Seahawks' practice today, he indicated on an Instagram post Wednesday morning that followed a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson that he would show up.

As ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed earlier in the day Wednesday, the Cowboys offered a second-round pick for Thomas and then opted to back out when it was declined. Yes, it's the best news Seattle has received in weeks: The team's most talented player can possibly be on the field for the regular season opener Sunday at Denver.

That has led to a stalemate that has had Seattle entertaining trade offers for Thomas since last spring.

On Wednesday the quest has reached its apparent conclusion as Thomas announced he will report to the Seattle Seahawks and play for them this year.

A second-round pick would replace the second-rounder Seattle doesn't have in 2019 as part of the deal to acquire left tackle Duane Brown from Houston last October.

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