Seahawks' Thomas expects to be fined for missing practice
Sep 24 2018
Thomas had picked off his second pass of the day and the crowd at CenturyLink Field was going insane.
Even with the season underway, Thomas has shown his unhappiness with his situation by skipping practices, leading to an ESPN report before Sunday's game that Seattle was "considering levying a significant fine ... for conduct detrimental to the team".
Thomas participated in the team's walk-through Saturday and the Seahawks plan to start Thomas on Sunday against the Cowboys.
The 29-year-old Thomas had been very vocal about his desire for a new deal as he enters the final season of a four-year, $40 million contract and is set to make $8.5 million in 2018. "If they were invested in me, I would be out there practicing", Thomas said, per The Seattle Times. "If they were investing in me, I would be out there practicing".
While there will no doubt be rumors that Thomas is not playing to avoid getting injured, which would prevent him from getting traded to Dallas, it is entirely possible Thomas sat on Friday for other reasons. Dak Prescott went just 19-of-34 for 168 yards and two interceptions. He chased down Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett following a game a year ago, telling the head coach "come get me", and engaged in an offseason holdout this past summer.