Safety Earl Thomas, who’s been a free agent since being released by the Baltimore Ravens in August 2020, wants to come back into the league.
“I’m ready,” Thomas told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday. “I’m in shape. My timing is on point—I’m proud of that.”
The free-agent defensive back was cut by the Baltimore Ravens after he got into an altercation with teammate Chuck Clark in practice.
“Appreciate the Ravens organization for the opportunity. Had a great run,” he wrote on Instagram after being let go. “Wish things would have ended different but you live and learn.”
Thomas went unsigned for each of the past two seasons. The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys were linked to Thomas during the 2020 campaign but a move never materialized.
The 32-year-old former Seattle Seahawks standout is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection who helped the Hawks capture the Super Bowl XLVIII title at the end of the 2013 season. The University of Texas product recorded 664 total tackles, 67 passes defended, 28 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and two touchdowns in 125 appearances across nine years in Seattle.
Unfortunately, his off-the-field issues became the main talking point after his wife found him cheating and naked in bed with his brother and other women. She allegedly held a loaded gun to his head.
Here’s how social media is treating his comeback attempt:
It’s uncertain what level of production he could provide as he enters his mid-30s after two years away from NFL competition.