Earl Thomas and the Houston Texans were scheduled to meet on Tuesday afternoon to iron out terms for a deal.
That meeting has now been placed on hold.
According to multiple reports, the conversation that was due to take place has been postponed indefinitely.
Many are speculating that this is a sign the Dallas Cowboys are back in the mix for Thomas’ services.
Earlier on Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan and made reference to Thomas being available.
“I am aware that Thomas is out there, No. 1,” he said.
“No. 2, I also am interested at this juncture of improving this team now, right now.
“And, so, you’d assume that I’m right on top of and I am. We are. And what we’re doing will be gauged by that. I know our fans don’t expect to know the details of what might be going on relative to this issue because it’s potentially very competitive and it’s also dependent on our evaluation and just how much we want to act on it. We’re very on top of this and very on top of doing anything we can do to help us the next game and for the rest of the season.”
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Thomas, 32, is coming off a solid campaign with the Baltimore Ravens – before things ultimately fell apart. He recorded 32 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 15 games with the organization.
On paper, at least, he seems like a perfect fit for a Dallas defense that got absolutely carved up by the Seattle Seahawks offense on Sunday.
Interestingly enough, with AJ Moore being placed on IR due to a hamstring injury, the Texans too are in desperate need of help on defense. That makes the decision to put off what 24 hours ago seemed like an inevitable deal with Thomas all the more bizarre.
One way or another, Thomas will be on a roster sooner rather than later.
Which roster? Time will tell.
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