Less than an hour later agent Drew Rosenhaus took to Twitter to say that his client is not retiring and he plans on having an excellent season with the Chiefs.
So, who was right? At this point, it looks like Rosenhaus' claim has been validated.
According to Josh Looney, Thomas is currently at practice.
"[H]appy to see Zach Thomas working out in the rehab area and NOT retired," Looney reports.
Interesting. There's still the possibility that Rosenhaus talked his client into continuing to practice and play for the Chiefs in order to secure some sort of injury settlement.
Thomas hasn't practiced since August 6th.
There's a good chance we won't know the truth until September 13th when the Chiefs line up against the Baltimore Ravens. If Thomas is in the lineup, he'll receive his full $1 million salary from the Chiefs since he is a vested veteran.