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Joe Thomas | Tackle

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 312
College: Wisconsin
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Sunday will mark Browns LT Joe Thomas' 100th consecutive game.
Thomas hasn't missed a game since the Browns drafted him third overall in 2007. In fact, he hasn't even missed a single one of the 6,054 snaps. Thomas, a three-time first-team All-Pro, says he's played through illness, knee sprains and torn muscles. "It's a point of pride for me to be able to play 100 straight without missing a snap," he said. "... Part of playing on the offensive line is just toughing it out." Thu, Sep 26, 2013 09:19:00 AM

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According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are not among the teams that have called the Browns about LT Joe Thomas.

If the Browns are truly having a total firesale, every team in the league should be interested in Thomas. He's 28 years old, a six-time Pro Bowler, three-time first-team All-Pro and has graded out as a ProFootballFocus top-10 tackle in five straight seasons. The price for Thomas should be way steeper than it was for Trent Richardson. The Browns are far more likely to trade Josh Gordon, Brandon Weeden or Greg Little.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Browns LT Joe Thomas has been selected to his fifth straight Pro Bowl.

Once again, Thomas was a lone bright spot on the Browns' annually inept offense. He's never missed a start in his five-year career and remains arguably the game's best offensive lineman. Thomas signed a seven-year, $84 million extension with the Browns back in August.
Wed, Dec 28, 2011 09:02:00 AM

Browns agreed to terms with LT Joe Thomas on a seven-year, $84 million extension with $44 million guaranteed.

The mammoth extension pays Thomas Larry Fitzgerald/Julius Peppers kind of money, busting the old high-water mark for offensive line guarantees. And he's worth every penny. Thomas has played four years in the NFL. He's made the Pro Bowl in each season, twice been a first-team All-Pro, never missed a start, and (our favorite Thomas fact): Never missed a practice. The Browns don't have many playmakers on offense, but they have the best left tackle in football protecting their QB-of-the-future hopeful, Colt McCoy.
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 08:17:00 PM

Joe Thomas' third straight "original ballot" vote into the Pro Bowl has triggered a $1.5 million incentive in his contract.

One of the game's premier left tackles, Thomas will be appearing in his fourth Pro Bowl this evening. However, his first selection came as a replacement, hence the delay in his incentive. If he's a first ballot Pro Bowler for the fourth straight season in 2011, he'll earn an additional $4 million in incentives.
Sun, Jan 30, 2011 11:29:00 AM

Scout Inc.'s Matt Williamson says that Browns LT Joe Thomas is "perhaps the best offensive lineman in the game today."

That's an eyebrow-raising statement, but Williamson isn't one to just spout off random compliments. Thomas was a Pro Bowler as a rookie in 2007, made the All-Pro second team in 2008 and then was a first-team All-Pro selection last season. He's a rock that Jake Delhomme and Montario Hardesty/Jerome Harrison can count on.
Wed, Jun 9, 2010 12:33:00 PM

Sources tell the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Browns are willing to trade any player on their roster aside from Joe Thomas and D'Qwell Jackson.

That means Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson, and most notably Shaun Rogers and Braylon Edwards are available. Thomas' play fell off a bit in 2008 like most of the Browns, but he's still a rare talent at the left tackle position.
Sun, Mar 22, 2009 11:02:00 PM

Browns observers believe T Joe Thomas' play has fallen off in his second season.

After a dominant Pro Bowl rookie season, the consensus is that Thomas has taken a slight step back this year. The Cleveland Plain Dealer says that he doesn't appear as quick, perhaps indicating an injury. Dwight Freeney also pointed out that Thomas' upright style is susceptible to the bull rush.
Mon, Dec 8, 2008 05:15:00 PM

Browns agreed to terms with T Joe Thomas, the No. 3 pick overall, on a five-year, $43 million contract. The deal includes $23 million in bonuses.

With Eric Wright also agreeing to a deal, Brady Quinn is the lone Browns draft pick left unsigned. Thomas, a marvelous pass blocker, should be the team's starting left tackle right away. If he progresses quickly, the Browns may consider shopping incumbent LT Kevin Shaffer to the Colts, who recently lost Tarik Glenn to retirement, or re-opening trade talks with the Giants.
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 07:19:00 PM

Browns GM Phil Savage doesn't expect to have Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, or Eric Wright signed before the team's upcoming rookie orientation.

Among all their picks, only Chase Pittman (woohoo) is under contract so far. Savage did indicate that the team has had some discussions with Thomas.
Thu, Jul 19, 2007 09:15:00 AM

The Browns are worried about a potential holdout by number three overall pick Joe Thomas.

The third spot in the draft has been a problem the last few years, with Larry Fitzgerald, Braylon Edwards, and Vince Young all receiving better deals than their slot would indicate. Thomas probably isn't going to get more money than Young, which could lead to problems.
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 08:48:00 AM

Browns selected Wisconsin tackle Joe Thomas with the third overall pick.

Cleveland believed their team never had a chance last year because of their offensive line. Thomas and high-priced free agent signing Eric Steinbach will give Charlie Frye, Braylon Edwards, Derek Anderson and Jamal Lewis a better chance to succeed right away. Look for Kevin Schaeffer to be moved to right tackle. And look for the Browns to continue drafting offense on Saturday.
Sat, Apr 28, 2007 12:47:00 PM's Tom Kowalski doesn't believe the Lions will draft Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas with the No. 2 overall pick.

Kowalski thinks the Lions will draft defense in the first round even if they trade down. Gaines Adams now appears the favorite to land at No. 2.
Mon, Apr 23, 2007 10:40:00 AM

The Denver Post reports the Lions will likely trade the No. 2 overall pick to a team targeting Wisconsin left tackle Joe Thomas.

Here's a new one. A few teams that need a left tackle: the Giants, Cardinals, Dolphins, Colts, Panthers, Bucs, and possibly the Texans.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Apr 8, 2007 08:52:00 AM

Wisconsin LT Joe Thomas' first pre-draft visit will be next Tuesday with the Tampa Bay Bucs, according to Adam Schefter of the NFL Network.

He'll follow up with visits to Washington and Detroit. Tampa Bay would likely give Thomas a long look at No. 4 if Calvin Johnson is gone.
Tue, Apr 3, 2007 07:21:00 PM