Carroll, who said last week that he thought the unhappiness was behind them, got another chance to talk about the finger on Monday and seemed to have a clearer idea about Thomas' intent. This was an earth-shattering moment for a kid.
"We play a very, very emotional game", Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said.More news: Tesla shares jump on Model 3 numbers, Musk settlement
"He knew exactly what had happened to him". "I think sometimes you have to allow people to have their emotions". So give him a little slack. "This is a very, very hard moment that most people wouldn't understand what that was all about".More news: American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Sunday morning that the Seahawks were looking for two second-round picks in exchange for Thomas. Thomas is a great player and a major injury could be devastating to his season and upcoming free agency.
Thomas had played eight seasons since Seattle selected him out of Texas with the 14th overall pick of the 2010 National Football League draft. "I told him that we had him".More news: Fed hikes key rate for third time this year
It's unclear if Thomas was flipping the bird to anyone in particular, but the gesture appeared to be made in the direction of his own team, leading to speculation that it was done in response to his contract situation.