PJoe Thomas
CLE (13)
1 week ago

Thomas (back) took part in Sunday's practice, Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas is dealing with a lingering back injury that flared up last weekend. However, after missing the Browns' preseason tilt on Thursday, he was able to take part in team drills during Sunday's practice, though the team was not sporting full pads. Thomas may be held out of fully-padded practices for the foreseeable future, but he should be near full-health entering the regular season and set to bookend the left side of the Browns' offensive line.

PJoe Thomas
CLE (13)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (back) will not play in Thursday's preseason game against Atlanta, Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns wisely opted to sit Thomas down for the team's second preseason game as he looks to get back to 100 percent. Despite his absence from the game, Thomas did participate in some light jogging and footwork with team trainers. Barring any setbacks, the nine-time pro bowler expects to be ready to go for the regular season opener.

PJoe Thomas
CLE (13)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (back) is not expected to suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Falcons, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas has missed the Browns' past three practices with a back injury that flared up over the weekend, so his potential absence isn't unfounded. However, after undergoing an MRI, the injury doesn't appear to be any sort of threat towards Thomas' league-leading streak of 8,959 consecutive snaps played. He should be considered day-to-day for now, and his availability for Cleveland's third preseason game is in question, but Thomas should be full-tilt in time for the regular season.

PJoe Thomas
CLE (13)
2 weeks ago

Thomas' back flared up Sunday, which resulted in him sitting out of practice, Mary Kay Cabot of WKYC-TV reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following this news head coach Hue Jackson stated that Thomas will "be fine". The nine-year veteran has not missed a start in his career, and is about as consistent as it gets on the offensive line. Don't expect him back until he is completely healthy.

PJoe Thomas
CLE (13)
8 months ago

Thomas (knee) is active Sunday against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

At left tackle, Thomas is the anchor of the Cleveland offensive line. His absence could have meant struggles in both pass protection and the running game, but Thomas hasn't missed a game in his career, and he'll keep that streak alive Sunday. With Alex Mack (calf) and Cameron Erving (ankle) also listed as active, the Cleveland offensive line will send out their regular starting five, even if they may be operating at less than 100 percent.

PJoe Thomas
CLE (13)
3 years ago1 Comment

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."

PJoe Thomas
CLE (13)
3 years ago1 Comment

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.

PJoe Thomas
CLE (13)
5 years ago

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.

PJoe Thomas
CLE (13)
5 years ago

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.