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Thomas didn’t report for the start of Seahawks training camp this week and Adam Schefter of ESPN reported his holdout could extend into the regular season if a deal isn’t reached.
“The fact that NFL fans side with teams worth billions instead of players, that put their bodies on the line day in and day out, never ceases to amaze me,” Athletes First agent Mulugheta wrote Saturday on Twitter. “Teams can cut players anytime but players are expected to honor contracts. Capitalism is obviously reserved for certain people.”
Thomas is scheduled to earn an $8.5 million base salary during the final year of his contract in 2018. That ranks fifth among all NFL safeties, per Spotrac.