Pete Carroll: 'We'll see' if Earl Thomas shows up this offseason
SEATTLE - Earl Thomas still hasn't shown up to Seattle's offseason workout program. It's voluntary, so the Seahawks free safety isn't required to be there. He also doesn't appear to be only veteran absent from the workouts.
Seattle just concluded rookie minicamp, a three-day talent showcase for the nine draft picks, 15 undrafted signees and about 50 tryout prospects. For the returning players, Phase Two of Seattle's nine-week offseason workout program continues this month, with individual player instruction and drills now permitted.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll, addressing the media after rookie camp Sunday, didn't appear confident Thomas -- who has hinted at a contract holdout and been the focus of trade rumors this offseason -- would show up any time soon.
"We'll find out. We got to communicate," Carroll said. "Phase Two doesn't look like it's suiting him right now and so we'll see what's happening. Phase Three is around the corner for us so we'll see. We got one more week of Phase Two. Earl had a fantastic offseason and I know he knows how to get in shape. Veterans sometimes look at those rules and they see "voluntary" and they see it differently than other guys. So, we'll see."
The Seahawks will hold mandatory minicamp June 12-14, the first event in which Thomas will be required to attend.
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