Ravens safety Earl Thomas III didn’t practice Saturday and apparently it was a decision made by the front office after Thomas got into a heated exchange with fellow safety Chuck Clark Friday. Coach John Harbaugh plans to address Thomas’s situation soon, possibly as early as tomorrow.
Thomas had problems getting along with teammates and members of the coaching staff last season, but the Ravens were obligated to him because of the three remaining years on his contract. Maybe the Ravens have found a loophole because of his altercation with Clark. Both players had to be restrained by other players and coaches Friday.
The incident reminds me of all those who wanted the Ravens to sign disgruntled and ex-Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown recently. It goes to show that just because a player has exceptional talent they don’t always fit.
I’m not making the assumption that Thomas was at fault in his argument with Clark or that the Ravens will get rid of him, but championship caliber teams have to be careful of bringing in certain players that can offset the chemistry such as Brown, Dez Bryant or Thomas.