Carroll had said last week that the Seahawks and Thomas were in a "good place". He wanted to get paid what he believed he was worth specifically to insure himself against a career-derailing injury.
Dissly hurt his patellar tendon.
Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford will be relegated to the third spot on the depth chart on Sunday, per ESPN's Adam Schefter, heading to the bench after starting Arizona's first three games of the season. Where the Seahawks will need to find someone to replace the tight end is in blocking.
As Thomas was being carted off the field, he gave a middle finger toward the Seahawks sideline.
Thomas had played eight seasons since Seattle selected him out of Texas with the 14th overall pick of the 2010 National Football League draft. He's trying to play this game he loves and all of sudden this happens again.
As he was being driven off the field with his leg in an air cast, Thomas was immediately aware that not only was his season over, so, too, was his chance at getting a significant contract from the Seahawks or any other team. Defensive end Frank Clark said, "All we can do right now is continue to go out there and win games for him". He has missed multiple practices, and the team has been on the fence about whether to fine him for those missed practices, and if so, how much. Thomas, who has struggled with injury and decline since the days when Seattle was a perennial championship competitor, that became clear.
Thomas held out the entire preseason as he tried to land a new contract with the Seahawks.