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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

Luck's two rushing TDs push Colts past Browns

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988, leading Indianapolis past Cleveland 17-13 on Sunday.

Browns improving as they enter key stretch

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The Browns are showing some signs of life as they begin a stretch that could be pivotal for head coach Pat Shurmur. 

Does Heckert have a future with the Browns?

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo argues that for the sake of consistency, Browns GM Tom Heckert should be given the opportunity to finish what he started.

NFL owners unanimously approve Browns' Haslam as owner

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
NFL owners swiftly approved the ownership of Jimmy Haslam III of the Browns Tuesday morning. The vote was unanimous.

Report: Fujita may have career-ending injury

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Browns LB Scott Fujita may have a career-ending neck injury, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Browns top Bengals for first win

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Rookie Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes and the Browns snapped an 11-game losing streak, beating the Bengals 34-24 Sunday.

Key matchup: Browns return game vs. Bengals coverage units

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Stopping Browns RS Joshua Cribbs will be a top priority for Cincinnati, PFW's Mike Wilkening writes.

Browns place WR Norwood on new I.R. list

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Browns signed WR Josh Cooper from the practice squad and placed WR Jordan Norwood on injured reserve with the designation to return.

Haden's return big boost for Browns 'D'

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
We hear Browns CB Joe Haden appears primed to make the most of a season shortened by his four-game ban. 

Can the Browns turn their season around?

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
What do the Browns need to do to turn around their season? PFW contributor Steve DiMatteo offers up a few ideas.

Goodell's letter to Browns LB Fujita

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reduced Scott Fuijta's bounty suspension from three games to one. Here's the letter he wrote to Fujita.

Browns' defense getting all-too-familiar with adversity

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Browns’ defense has had to deal with adversity at too many turns in 2012, with MLB D'Qwell Jackson's injury the latest blow.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Steelers got a win they desperately needed, and they got their running game going, too. More in this week's AFC North Spin cycle. 

Cruz, Bradshaw lead Giants past Browns

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Victor Cruz and Ahmad Bradshaw set career bests Sunday in leading the Giants to a 41-27 victory over the winless Browns.

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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