Rarely three-time All-Pro security is accessible on the free-agent market. In any case, that is actually where we are today in the NFL, as previous Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens defensive back Earl Thomas was released throughout the end of the week following a fight with a partner.
The 49ers have been one of the teams reputed to be keen on Thomas, yet the 31-year-old’s accounted for direct during his time in Baltimore makes possibly getting him a long way from a basic transaction.
Previous 49er and Hall of Fame wideout Jerry Rice joined 95.7 The Game on Monday morning, and said if the 49ers want to investigate Thomas, they ought to do so cautiously.
“You’ve got to be very smart here because if a team like the Ravens let you go, it’s really making a statement where this guy — where his head is at right now,” Rice said (h/t 49ersWebZone/David Bonilla). “I really don’t know him. I don’t know him at all. But for them to make a drastic move like that, I think it’s sending a message throughout the league that this guy, he has some problems.”
Notwithstanding the practice fight with Ravens wellbeing Chuck Clark, Thomas wasn’t popular with his colleagues and had a pattern of being late, NBC Sports’ Peter King detailed Sunday night.
49ers cornerback Richard Sherman was a partner of Thomas’ in Seattle, as the two were the foundation of the scandalous “Legion of Boom.” Sherman tweeted throughout the end of the week that he wants to see Thomas get back on the right track in the NFL.
Salary cap requirements and a solid program likely will keep the 49ers from kicking the tires on Thomas, yet the speculation nevertheless will persevere among fans.