Earl Thomas won’t attend Seahawks minicamp

eagles_037Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last week that he was expecting safety Earl Thomas to be at the team’s mandatory minicamp when it starts on Tuesday, but Thomas has other plans.

In a post to Twitter on Sunday, Thomas announced that he will not attend the team’s minicamp. Thomas suggested he won’t be at training camp either unless the team gives him a new contract.

I will not be attending the upcoming minicamp or any team activities until my contract situation is resolved. I want everyone especially the 12s to know that I want to remain a Seahawk for the rest of my career but I also believe that based on my production over the last 8 years that I’ve earned the right to have this taken care of as soon as possible.

Jose Miguel Fernandez (L), Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins (RHP Fernando Romero): Note to those in ESPN leagues, Fernandez isn’t yet available for pick up, but he’s worth tracking for when he is listed. He’s in line to see the at-bats Shohei Ohtani was getting, plus a few more. Granted, at 30 years old in the great hitting environment of Salt Lake, his Triple-A numbers shouldn’t be taken at face value, but he was slashing an impressive .345/.412/.562 for the Bees when summoned to the majors.

A bronzed version of receiver Terrell Owens will debut in August, joining a room that includes the permanent sculptured likeness of receiver Michael Irvin. And Owens and Irvin have entered the early stages of a full-blown feud.

Irvin was among the many who called out Owens for choosing not to attend the induction ceremony. Said Irvin on Thursday’s edition of NFL Network’s Total Access: It’s not about the voters. Don’t give the voters the pleasure of knowing that they meant that much to you that when you finally got in, you’re not even showing up. And the whole while you campaigned about being in. When he did not get in, he and I were shooting a commercial together one time and he came to the commercial with a Hall of Fame gold jacket with all of his records on it. So you went and made a made-up gold jacket , but you won’t show up to get the real gold jacket? It’s something beyond my capabilities of understanding up here.

On Saturday, Owens injected Irvin’s name into a back-and-forth with FS1’s Jason Whitlock, who also has lambasted Owens for his decision to skip the enshrinement ceremony. After taking gratuitous shots at Whitlock’s weight, Owens agreed to meet Whitlock for donuts after Whitlock loses 100 pounds. And then Owens added this: Bring ur boy @michaelirvin88 too. I got some ‘powdered’ donuts for him. U 2 Uncle Tommers!

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