Baltimore Ravens release star Earl Thomas after altercation with teammate

Baltimore Ravens release star Earl Thomas after altercation with teammate

The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of safety Earl Thomas on Sunday, citing conduct detrimental to the team.

Even though Dallas is the frontrunner for Thomas, other teams are expected to be interested in the 31-year-old safety, including the defending NFC champions.

The Ravens sent Thomas home in the wake of the confrontation and made "an organizational decision" to hold him out of Saturday's practice, according to an assistant coach. "There's really not much more to add to that". "But I can reflect on things and keep working my plan to help the team win".

"Here is the clip that started the fight", Thomas wrote on Instagram.

Secondary coach Chris Hewitt followed Harbaugh's lead.

"We'll find out the details of it", Harbaugh said. "You guys want to keep on talking about Earl Thomas; I think we already addressed that". If the Ravens released or traded Thomas, he would count $15 million against their salary cap this season as well as $10 million in dead money in 2021. They are going to try to avoid paying the $10 million in guaranteed salary he's owed in 2020, too.

Thomas posted an explanation for his behavior Friday on his Instagram account, but subsequently deleted it. A busted coverage that I tried to explain calmly met with built up aggression turned into me getting into it with a teammate.

Multiple reports on Saturday suggest Thomas' future with Baltimore could be in peril.

And the team that's on everyone's mind now that Thomas is on the market? The lasting final image of Thomas with the Seattle Seahawks is him leaving the field on an injury cart, with his broken left leg in an air cast and his right middle finger extended toward Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the seven-time Pro Bowler in garnering interest from the Cowboys, 49ers and Texans, per sources informed of the situation.

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