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Joe Thomas | Tackle | #73

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 312
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (3) / CLE
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Browns LT Joe Thomas (triceps) expects to be cleared by July.
That means he should be ready for training camp if he decides to return for his 12th season, something the tackle says is still up in the air. "Had a lot of time to think and spend some time with the family, but not ready definitively to make a decision one way or the other just yet," Thomas said. "I think there are some days you go back and forth." Thomas added the triceps injury will not play a big role in his decision, but lingering back and knee issues could cause him to call it quits. Despite last year's struggles on offense, the Browns have the makings of a top-shelf offensive line, but the unit would take a massive hit if Thomas decides to hang 'em up. Jan 18 - 9:41 AM

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The Browns have restructured the contract of LT Joe Thomas.

Thomas was paid a $1.5 million roster bonus this week, and is getting a $1.5 million raise for 2018. It's questionable timing with Thomas on injured reserve, but the Browns expect him to be fully healthy next year. Thomas is now the highest paid left tackle in the league.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Browns LT Joe Thomas (torn triceps, injured reserve) will undergo surgery on Tuesday, and be sidelined 6-9 months.

Speaking Monday, coach Hue Jackson said he was hopeful Thomas would return for 2018. Thomas is due $8.8 million in the final year of his contract. For his part, Thomas wasn't ready to think that far ahead. "Am I done playing?," Thomas asked rhetorically. "I don’t know. I think that’s a decision that’s best talked about in the offseason." Thomas turns 33 in December.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Browns announced LT Joe Thomas will miss the rest of the season with a torn left triceps.

An MRI confirmed the injury on Monday, and Thomas will likely be placed on injured reserve this week. It is a devastating blow for the Browns which also ends Thomas' streak of 167 consecutive starts. Spencer Drango replaced Thomas at left tackle on Sunday.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 12:30:00 PM

An MRI confirmed Browns LT Joe Thomas has a torn triceps.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the veteran is still exploring his options, but this is almost certainly a season-ending injury. It is a tough break for a player who had not missed a snap in 11 seasons. Spencer Drango replaced Thomas at left tackle on Sunday.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 12:08:00 PM

Browns LT Joe Thomas is believed to have suffered a torn triceps.

That would be a season-ending injury. A Monday MRI will confirm. The injury ended Thomas' historic snap streak at 10,363 on Sunday. His loss would further torpedo a Browns offense that's been completely unseemly.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 07:55:00 PM

Browns LT Joe Thomas left Sunday's Week 7 game with a left triceps injury and will not return the game.

Thomas injured his arm locked up with Brian Orakpo and immediately went to the locker room. The 11-year vet had previously never missed a snap over his entire career prior, with his streak ending at 10,363 consecutive snap played.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 02:58:00 PM

Browns LT Joe Thomas said Wednesday that he is experiencing short-term memory loss, but he is "willing to accept" the risks of continuing his career.

Thomas has famously never missed an NFL snap and has no documented concussions in his history. "Short-term memory loss -- hard times remembering things that have happened recently," said Thomas, 32. "Like, you walk to the grocery store and you're like, 'Huh, I can't remember what I needed to get.'" Thomas said his hope is medicine will "continue to improve" to a point where he can be treated should he develop any sort of dementia related to football.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 08:54:00 PM

Browns LT Joe Thomas has been named to his 10th-straight Pro Bowl.

This is actually an amazing feat, as Thomas is the fifth player ever to be named to 10 consecutive All-Star games, joining Hall of Famers Merlin Olsen, Mel Renfro, Barry Sanders, and Lawrence Taylor. The No. 3 overall pick in 2007, Thomas has made the Pro Bowl every season he's been in the league and is well on his way to the Hall of Fame. It's a shame he's been wasted in Cleveland.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 09:10:00 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson insists the team isn't going to trade LT Joe Thomas.

"We. Are. Not. Going. To. Trade. Joe. Thomas," were how Jackson's words were stylized by the team's Twitter account. It's unequivocal, but we'd guess everything remains negotiable for the tanking Browns. Jackson undoubtedly values Thomas' leadership on a young team, but not even an All-Pro left tackle has been able to prevent every Browns quarterback from getting hurt. Trading Thomas makes sense if the opportunity presents itself.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Appearing on Football Night in America, PFT's Mike Florio reported the Browns are looking for a second-round pick in exchange for LT Joe Thomas.

The Browns came close to dealing Thomas at this time last year, nearly striking a deal with the Broncos before it fell apart. This new Browns regime spent all offseason ridding the roster of veterans and could look to get what they can for Thomas with the team going nowhere this season at 0-7. Thomas turns 32 in December but remains a top-tier left tackle.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:30:00 PM

Browns LT Joe Thomas says he did not ask to be traded this offseason.

"Since I got here it's been my goal to turn the Browns into a winner," Thomas said, "and I think [coach Hue Jackson] is just the guy to do that." Despite moving on from several veterans over the past couple months, the Browns have shown no desire to end their relationship with Thomas. The six-time All-Pro will turn 32 in December.
Source: ESPN
Thu, May 26, 2016 09:16:00 AM

Browns LT Joe Thomas was told by team officials they have "no plans" to trade him.

In full rebuild mode, there has been speculation Cleveland would attempt to move the All-Pro for future assets. The Browns have consistently said they plan to keep Thomas, however, and ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi said there was "nothing brewing" on the trade front earlier this month. Cleveland would likely jump at the right offer, but it does not appear they are actively trying to move their best offensive player.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 12:45:00 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reports there's "nothing brewing" on a Browns trade involving LT Joe Thomas.

Thomas has been subject of some rumors the past couple weeks after the Browns essentially began gutting their roster at the start of the new league year. Thomas wants to stay in Cleveland, but he also wants to win. Winning isn't going to happen this year, and the immediate future looks bleak. If Thomas is going to be traded, something may come to fruition on draft weekend.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Browns EVP of football operations Sashi Brown said the team is not planning to trade LT Joe Thomas.

There have been rumblings Cleveland's roster teardown could include trading the six-time All-Pro. "Our plan is not to trade Joe Thomas," Brown said. "He'll be our left tackle." Brown left some wiggle room by using the word plan. While it may be true Cleveland is not planning a trade right now, those plans could change if the right offer comes in or Thomas decides to force his way out of yet another roster rebuild. Thomas has played every snap since the Browns made him the No. 3 overall pick in the 2007 draft.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 10:03:00 AM

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3Roderick Johnson
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