All-pro safety Earl Thomas is currently prepared to hold out from training camp because of his desire to receive a new contract in Seattle; something the rebuilding Seahawks are not exactly trying to get done.
Up to this point, Thomas was said to only be willing to go to Dallas but recently he approached Raiders owner Mark Davis and expressed to Davis to ‘come get him’ according to Newy Scruggs of NBC Sports.
I'm told Earl Thomas went up to #Raiders owner Mark Davis in Vegas and told him to come get him. Seriously. Make that the #Cowboys & #Raiders he is willing to play for. Thomas plans to sell his Seattle home. @NBCDFWSports pic.twitter.com/2tAD7HSDna— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) July 24, 2018
The cost of trading for a player of Thomas’ ability would be extremely high for the Raiders. A high draft pick would probably be required to swing a deal but with the Raiders themselves needing to replenish a roster that has suddenly become older, investing in the 29-year-old safety could do more long-term harm than good.
Oakland currently has Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph in the secondary along with the addition of Marcus Gilchrist among others. Joseph is entering his third season and hopes to make a leap forward under the coaching of Paul Guenther. Nelson knows Guenther’s system from when they were together in Cincinnati and will look to lead the new-look Raider secondary into 2018.
Should the Raiders try to swing a trade for Earl Thomas?
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