Earl Thomas and the Seattle Seahawks weren't on the best terms entering this weekend -- and they certainly aren't now.
Thomas sat out the majority of the preseason while seeking a new contract, but he returned to Seahawks camp without a new deal on Sept. 5. Then he wrote on Instagram that "the disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten."
That was before the safety fractured his left leg during Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Thomas was carted off the field with an air cast supporting his injured leg, and he lifted his middle finger in the direction of the Seattle sideline to make his feelings known.
Is this how the #Seahawks career of Earl Thomas will end?— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 30, 2018
This was pointed to the #Seahawks bench by the way. Since he got hit on the job and they refused to give him a proper contract. pic.twitter.com/XfPVm57BMJ
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters after the game that he did not "know anything about that."
"It's a big stadium," he added.
Pete Carroll confirms Earl Thomas has a broken leg. “It breaks my heart.”— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 30, 2018
No comment on Thomas’ gesture toward #Seahawks sideline. Other than “it’s a big stadium.” @thenewstribune pic.twitter.com/xiNyb2k4bl
Thomas is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, and this injury likely will affect his chances at a big payday. After Sunday, it's a bit harder to envision him back in Seattle.