The Baltimore Ravens despatched security Earl Thomas dwelling Friday after an alleged struggle with security teammate Chuck Clark, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero. Pelissero provides that Thomas was not on the sector Saturday morning for observe. The instigating issue for the disagreement is unknown. CBS Sports activities’ Jason La Canfora confirmed the report, including that a decision on the veteran’s future with the organization could come to a head today. The crew’s “Management Council,” a bunch of gamers acknowledged as crew leaders, made it clear that they are not looking for Thomas round, per La Canfora, who additionally famous that the potential is there for the crew to suspend the safety or take other disciplinary actions.

La Canfora noted that there is support within the team for 2018 sixth-round choose DeShon Elliott along with the potential for re-signing Tony Jefferson, who was launched by the group early this offseason and was previously himself a member of the “Council.”

Coach John Harbaugh addressed the difficulty after observe on Friday and despatched a message to his crew that their focus must be on the approaching season.

“I do not know precisely what occurred on the finish of observe. I simply got here off the sector and got here in right here, so we’ll discover out the small print of it,” Harbaugh mentioned, by way of The Athletic. “It simply lasted longer than it wanted to for me. You are going to have these items in coaching camp. Tempers are going to flare, certain. It occurs each coaching camp, particularly proper about now, most likely. However I do not like them once they lengthen like that and eat into our reps. We’ll have to seek out out why and be sure that does not occur. We have to maintain our eye on the prize, which is getting ready for Browns.”  

It isn’t unusual for gamers on opposing sides of the ball to get into an altercation throughout observe when pads are popping and feelings are excessive. Nevertheless, Thomas and Clark play alongside each other as starters in the identical secondary. Clark, who signed a three-year extension price $15.3 million in February, is predicted to take over for Jefferson. Baltimore’s secondary tasks to be one of many strongest within the league. The unit actually got here collectively after buying cornerback Marcus Peters from the Rams regardless of struggling the lack of Jefferson to a knee harm. 

Thomas is coming into his second season with the defending AFC North champions since signing a four-year deal price $55 million in 2019. The 31-year-old recorded 49 tackles, two sacks, one pressured fumble, one fumble restoration and two interceptions in his first season along with his new membership. 

Clark entered the league with the Ravens as a sixth-round choose in 2017. He had largely been a reserve participant till receiving an prolonged workload this previous yr. The Virginia Tech product recorded 73 tackles, one sack, two pressured fumbles and an interception. 

Baltimore’s postseason prematurely got here to an finish within the divisional spherical towards Tennessee after going 14-2 throughout the common season. William Hill Sports activities E-book has given the Ravens the second-best odds — behind the Chiefs — to win the Tremendous Bowl. Their 2020 common season opens at dwelling Sep. 13 towards the divisional rival Browns.


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