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Joe Thomas | Tackle | #73

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 312
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (3) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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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. Apr 28 - 12:45 PM

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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.
Apr 13 - 11:53 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.
Mar 21 - 10:03 AM

Browns LT Joe Thomas still thinks he could be traded.

"I'd certainly like to be here, but those are decisions that are out of my hands," he said. Thomas has been the subject of trade rumors in recent years, but VP of football operations Sashi Brown has said publicly the Browns plan to retain Thomas. 31-year-old Thomas is owed $9.5 million in salary and bonuses.
Feb 13 - 5:37 PM

Browns LT Joe Thomas said he is "super excited" about new coach Hue Jackson.

"When we were going through the coaching search, he was the No. 1 guy that I was hoping we'd hire," Thomas said. "For Jimmy (Haslam) to be able to land Hue I think is a huge coup." The specter of another coaching change forced Thomas to openly wonder about his future with the organization in January, but he appears completely on board now. Thomas took home his sixth First-Team All-Pro honor last season and has not missed a snap in his nine-year career.
Source: ESPN
Feb 13 - 10:31 AM

Browns LT Joe Thomas said he wants to remain in Cleveland this season.

The comments come after VP of football operations Sashi Brown made it clear he plans to retain Thomas. 31-year-old Thomas didn't show any signs of decline last year, grading as PFF's No. 2 tackle. Thomas is signed through 2018.
Jan 23 - 7:55 PM

New Browns executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown has made it clear he plans to retain LT Joe Thomas.

"He's going to be a big piece of what we do moving forward," Brown said. We thought "chief strategy officer" Paul DePodesta might push for the Browns to move Thomas while they could still get strong compensation — a la selling high on an aging star in baseball — but Cleveland is sticking with its all-everything blindside protector through its latest rebuild. Thomas just turned 31, and is signed through 2018.
Jan 21 - 1:21 PM

At Wednesday's introductory press conference, new coach Hue Jackson made it clear the Browns want LT Joe Thomas back.

Thomas has been the subject of trade rumors in recent years, while Thomas himself stated after Week 17 that the season might've been his last in Cleveland. Jackson has other plans. "Joe Thomas is one of the best left tackles in this league, bar none ... and has been one of the cornerstones of this organization and this football team," said Jackson. "I can't wait to have the opportunity to talk to him, to give him our plan and hopefully, I believe in my heart, that he's going to get excited about what we're trying to accomplish."
Jan 13 - 9:58 PM

Browns LT Joe Thomas suggested this season may have been his last in Cleveland.

"When there’s turnover in the coaching staff, a lot of good players end up leaving, a lot of good coaches leave," Thomas said. "There’s a lot of uncertainty when there’s turnover in the coaching staff. Certainly I could be one of them not here next year." When asked directly if he wanted to return, Thomas said, "I’ll have to wait and see what happens with everything next week." Thomas has consistently said he wants to be part of the turnaround in Cleveland, but the 31-year-old All-Pro is understandably leery of going through yet another coaching change. Thomas is under contract until 2019, but he could try to force a trade. Thomas was almost moved at the deadline this season.
Source: ESPN
Jan 4 - 8:19 AM

Browns LT Joe Thomas (knee) returned to a full practice on Friday and is listed as probable for Week 15 against the Seahawks.

Thomas has never missed a game in his career and that streak will continue Sunday against Seattle. He owns PFF's second-highest tackle grade out of 76 qualifiers this year.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:11:00 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine expects LT Joe Thomas (knee) to play against Seattle.

Thomas did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, but Pettine still expects him to play. The All-Pro tackle has never missed a snap in his career.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 12:40:00 PM

Joe Thomas' agent Peter Schaffer told ProFootballTalk there's "not one truth" to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Thomas wanted guaranteed money to go to the Broncos.

"The deal just didn’t happen. [The teams] couldn’t agree to compensation," said Schaffer. "The word ‘guarantee’ never came up. It never got to that point." Schaffer also says Thomas had no desire to leave Cleveland, which conflicts with Rapsheet's report that Thomas asked the team to "see what was out there." "Everything Joe said about wanting to be a Brown is 100 percent true," said Schaffer. "It was when he said it and it still is today."
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 10:09:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, LT Joe Thomas asked the Browns to "see what was out there" before last week's trade deadline.

He nearly went to Denver but the deal broke down when Thomas asked the Broncos to guarantee his salary for 2016 and 2017. The eight-time Pro Bowler has spent his entire nine-year career with Cleveland. His contract expires after 2018.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Browns LT Joe Thomas will not be traded to the Broncos.

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports a deal was "so close," but that the sides couldn't agree on compensation. It's a loss for the Broncos, who have one of the league's shakiest tackle duos. As for Thomas, he'll enter the offseason questioning his future in Cleveland. One month shy of his 31st birthday, he could seek a trade if the Browns don't pursue one (though Thomas has said he wants to remain in Cleveland). The perennial All-Pro is signed through 2018. Thomas has never missed a game since being the No. 3 overall pick of the 2007 draft.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 04:11:00 PM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Broncos are "rushing to beat" the trade deadline and acquire Browns LT Joe Thomas.

The reliable Russini reports Thomas and a fourth-round pick would be headed to the Broncos for a 2016 first- or second-rounder. With the deadline technically having passed, we should receive official word in the next 20-30 minutes.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 04:02:00 PM

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