Seattle Seahawks: Earl Thomas trade talks between Cowboys and Chiefs

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 23: Free safety Earl Thomas (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 23: Free safety Earl Thomas (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Seattle Seahawks don’t want to trade Earl Thomas, but the market could be hot

Earl Thomas held out of the Seattle Seahawks training camp and preseason hoping to either receive a new deal or be traded. While the Seahawks want to continue their winning ways this year with Thomas, trade speculation continues to swirl after Thomas missed two practices this week.

Both ESPN’s Chris Mortenson and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport say that the Cowboys and Seahawks executives will meet when the two teams play on Sunday and that Thomas could be a topic of discussion.

However, Mortenson says the Kansas City Chiefs have entered the fray regarding a potential trade for the Pro Bowl safety. Mortenson also says the Seahawks are considering a heavy fine for Thomas after he missed significant practice time for a non-injury related issue.

Dallas has been connected to Thomas for months, but reportedly won’t offer anything more than a second-round pick. Seattle appears to be holding out for at least a first round pick despite Thomas being in the final year of his contract.

Kansas City appears to be a new player in the Thomas trade rumors despite having Ron Parker and Eric Berry at safety. Berry has missed time with a heel injury this season, which likely plays a role in the Chiefs interest with Thomas.

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The increasing Thomas trade rumors come shortly after Adam Schefter reported the Patriots nearly traded Rob Gronkowski to the Detroit Lions prior to the NFL Draft. Retirement threats by Gronkowski squashed the potential trade that would have reunited him with former Patriots coordinator Matt Patricia in the Motor City.