John Schneider: 'Sense' Earl Thomas Wants to Be with Seahawks Next Season

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 4, 2018

Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)
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Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider has received no indication that Earl Thomas wants to be traded.  

During an appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle Thursday, via Stacy Rost of MyNorthwest.com, Schneider addressed Thomas' standing with the organization. 

“My sense is that he wants to be here," he said. "I haven’t got that sense [he wants to be traded] from his agents at all.”

Thomas is entering the final year of his contract with an $8.5 million base salary, per Spotrac. He told reporters leading up to the Pro Bowl in January he would be willing to hold out for a new deal. 

"As far as my future in Seattle, I think if they want me, you know, money talks," Thomas said. "We'll get something accomplished. Other than that, I'm just taking it one day at a time."

The Seahawks have made significant changes to their roster this offseason, particularly on defense. Richard Sherman and Jeremy Lane were released in March, and Michael Bennett was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, via NFL.com's Chris Wesseling, the Seahawks talked with the Dallas Cowboys about a deal for Thomas during the draft, but Dallas passed at having to give up a second-round pick. 

A first-round pick in 2010, Thomas has spent his entire eight-year career in Seattle. The 28-year-old was named to the All-Pro first team three straight years from 2012-14 and is a six-time Pro Bowler. 

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