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Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas - #73 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 312 lbs.
Birthday 12/04/1984
Birthplace Brookfield, WI
College Wisconsin
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 3rd pick by Browns

AFC North Spin cycle: Bengals primed to rally?

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals started the second half with a huge win. Now, can they make a run? We explore in the AFC North "Spin cycle."

Browns can't afford communication issues on offense

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
With so much riding on the next seven games for the Browns, getting plays to QB Brandon Weeden quickly enough is a must for the offense.

Shurmur belongs in Cleveland until end of season

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
While the firing of Browns coach Pat Shurmur may be warranted, Jimmy Haslam needs to exercise restraint and wait until the end of the season to make a move.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens, Steelers separating from pack

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
At the season's midpoint, it's business as usual in the AFC North.

Ravens beat Browns for 10th consecutive time

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with 4:26 left as the Ravens beat Cleveland 25-15.

Key matchup: Browns running game vs. Ravens run defense

Posted Nov. 03, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
If the Ravens want to sweep the season series with Cleveland, they will need to be stronger against the run than they have been of late. 

Richardson living up to expectations in Cleveland

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
When the Browns selected Trent Richardson third overall in April's draft, it was done with games like last Sunday’s in mind.

Richardson has toughed it out for Browns

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Browns' Week 10 bye figures to aid RB Trent Richardson, who has played through injury for a good deal of the season. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Here comes Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Here come the Steelers. And hey, look, the Browns won! We recap how the two AFC North teams in action fared in Week Eight. 

Richardson, Browns hand Chargers third straight loss

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards and scored a touchdown, leading the Browns to a soggy, wind-whipped 7-6 win over the Chargers on Sunday.

Pat Shurmur's seat getting warmer by the day

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur did himself no favors when he elected to punt on 4th-and-1 late in the Week Seven loss to the Colts.

Browns place LB Fujita on I.R.

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The Browns placed LB Scott Fujita on injured reserve, head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Wednesday.

Holmgren: "We did not win enough games"

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The coaching itch never completely left Mike Holmgren, who will walk away from the Browns feeling mostly dissatisfied and unfulfilled.

Browns place OLG Pinkston on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Browns placed OLG Jason Pinkston on injured reserve and signed OL Jarrod Shaw to the active roster.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 22, 2011
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns have reached agreement with Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Thomas on a long-term contract extension.||||||| Thomas has made the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons and is regarded as one of the NFL's best left tackles.
Posted Jan. 08, 2008
Thomas was added Tuesday to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Jason Peters of the Buffalo Bills.||||||| Thomas, the third overall selection in last year's draft, started all 16 games for the Browns and was part of an offensive line that allowed only 19 sacks, the third-fewest in franchise history.
Posted July 26, 2007
Thomas agreed to terms on a six-year contract with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night, ensuring the No. 3 overall pick will be at the opening of training camp.||||||| Rated as the top lineman in April's draft, and one of the most polished to come out of college in the past few years, Thomas will compete with incumbent Kevin Shaffer for the starting job at left tackle.
Posted July 26, 2007
Thomas is nearing a deal and his agent is hopeful the offensive tackle will be signed by the start of training camp Friday.||||||| The Browns are anticipating that Thomas will make an immediate impact at left tackle on the team's inconsistent and injury-filled offensive line. Thomas' contract talks were expected to be tricky because the third pick in the past three drafts has been a position player - wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald, Braylon Edwards and quarterback Vince Young - and the Browns are reluctant to give a tackle $15 million or more in guaranteed money.

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