In a shocking turn of events, the Baltimore Ravens decided to release veteran safety Earl Thomas. This comes following the news of an altercation with teammate Chuck Clark.
The complicated history between the Ravens and Thomas has become a trend over the last year. According to reports, Thomas showed up late to meetings on several occasions, and had a previous altercation with teammate Brandon Williams last season.
In March of 2019, Baltimore signed Thomas to a four-year, $55 million contract; a franchise record for a defensive player. This came on short notice, considering Thomas was expected to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs on a one-year, $12 million deal.
On Friday, the team sent Thomas home after punching Clark. With his release, it will cost the team roughly $15 million in cap space for the 2020 season.
By hitting free agency, it has been reported that the Cowboys are expected to become immediate favorites for Thomas’ services. The team has been connected to Thomas in the past, as his hometown is Orange, Texas.