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Seattle Seahawks sign Earl Thomas to extension

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The Seattle Seahawks have agreed a multi-year contract extension with safety, Earl Thomas according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport of NFL Network tweeted today: "The #Seahawks have locked up star safety Earl Thomas to a blockbuster long-term extension, source says. Easily the highest-paid safety."

Thomas was an integral part of the 'legion of boom', the nickname for the Seahawks secondary which dominated the league in 2013.

The hard-hitting safety recorded five interceptions and 95 total tackles as the Seahawks romped to a 13-3 regular season record and a 43-8 Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos.

Thomas, who has only played four NFL seasons is recognised as the league's best safety and a player that the Seahawks definitely want to hold on to for as long as possible. 

The next order of business for the Seahawks will undoubtedly be to agree to an extension for their other elite defender, Richard Sherman.

The cornerback is believed to be in talks with the front office but no agreement has been fore coming. The team will hope to have a deal in place before the NFL draft on May 8th.

Details of Thomas' contract have not yet been released, but as Rapoport tweeted, he is expected to be the highest paid safety in the league.


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