The Seattle Seahawks have traded Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles, and are close to releasing (or trading) Richard Sherman, but the team appears to be far from being done cutting ties with key defensive figures. According to a report by Mike Silver of NFL Media, the Seahawks are keeping their ears open for teams looking to trade Earl Thomas. This is a sudden change of tune for the Seahawks, who were previously reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media as having plans of keeping the free safety in Seattle. But as Silver noted, it would take a significant return for the Seahawks to ship Earl Thomas. Thomas is due to be paid $8.5 million this year, the last of the four-year extension deal worth $40 million he signed with the Seahawks back in 2014. Releasing Thomas would open up a sizable space in the Seahawks’ cap situation, but the Seahawks do not seem to be as interested in doing that as giving away the former Texas Longhorn for some assets.