Following a battle with teammate Chuck Clark on Friday, security Earl Thomas was despatched house.
Now the Ravens will half methods for good, because the crew is planning to trade or release the Pro Bowl defensive again, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning. Either manner, his time in Baltimore is anticipated to finish after only one season.
It is extra possible that Thomas will likely be launched, Rapoport added, although not unattainable that he could be traded. However, with $10 million on his contract and the added problems due to COVID-19, a trade could be troublesome.
Among doable touchdown spots for Thomas, Rapoport talked about the Cowboys as they’ve lengthy been hopeful of bringing in Thomas, who performed highschool and school ball in Texas. Though Dallas possible would not trade for Thomas, the Cowboys might effectively pounce on him if he is launched.
Thomas’ anticipated exit from Baltimore comes two days after he acquired right into a battle at apply with Clark. In the aftermath, the Ravens despatched the seven-time Pro Bowler house and advised him not to return for apply on Saturday or Sunday. The Ravens’ apply Sunday was set to begin at 1 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, Thomas posted an announcement that included his clarification of how the Clark altercation got here to be: ” A mental error on my part. A busted coverage that I tried to explain calmly meet with built up aggression turned into me getting into with a teammate.”
The social media submit additionally contained crew apply video and was ultimately deleted.
This is ready to be Thomas’ second notorious departure from a crew as his days with the Seahawks — which lined eight seasons, three All-Pro choices and a Super Bowl win — concluded with him flipping off the Seattle sideline whereas he was being carted off after sustaining a damaged leg. It’s additionally not the primary time he is reportedly had an incident with a teammate, as NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo referenced an altercation with defensive lineman Brandon Williams final yr.
Though it is nonetheless to be decided if it is through lower or swap, it seems Thomas’ days in Baltimore have concluded and after his newest transgression, he is a Raven nevermore.