Meanwhile multiple National Football League teams, most prominently Thomas' home-state Dallas Cowboys, have not come close in meeting the Seahawks' demands for a first-round draft choice, another high-round pick and perhaps a veteran player. But he is apparently reporting nonetheless, the latest step in a story that began previous year when he began making rumblings of wanting a new contract, and a story that likely has many more chapters to come.
The offer was rebuffed, which fits with another one from last weekend that said multiple teams have inquired about a deal for Thomas only to find that the Seahawks' asking price is higher than they are willing to pay.
As a result, Thomas will play out the final year of his contract with the Seahawks. Reports say the team turned down a second-round pick from Dallas for Thomas.
The Cowboys visit Thomas and the Seahawks in Seattle in Week 3.
"I worked my whole life for this", he wrote on instagram. "Father Time may have an undefeated record but best believe I plan on taking him into triple overtime when it comes to my career".
710 ESPN Seattle's Danny O'Neil has noted that while Thomas isn't wrong to seek a new extension, Seattle may be reticent due to a string of bad luck with similar deals.
The Seahawks have agreed to wipe away nearly all of the fines Thomas accrued during his holdout.
Schefter's report is the first evidence of Seattle being offered at least a second-rounder for Thomas, who will turn 30 next May 7.
The Cowboys made trade offers at the start of free agency and during the NFL Draft but proposed no more than a third-round pick until this week. Chancellor missed the first two games before reporting.
Even though Seattle willingly moved on from some of these big names, Thomas was a player they probably thought would come around at some point over the course of the offseason.