Offensive tackle Joe Thomas is easily one of the Cleveland Browns’ best draft picks of the last decade and he is hoping to stick around for just a little while longer. The subject of him getting traded has come up several times over the last few months and it is still unclear if he will be around into the 2016 season.
However, he has been talking with reporters recently and he is pretty sure he will still be a Brown for at least the 2016 season. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reported that Thomas said there have been “no talks” of him being traded in the future.
#Browns LT Joe Thomas told me last night team officials have told him "no plans" to trade him. We shall see.
— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) April 28, 2016
Joe Thomas came into the league as the third overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. He has been a key piece for the team on their offensive line and they truly cannot afford to lose anymore players going forward.
The Browns have already lost star safety Tashaun Gipson and veteran center Alex Mack to free agency this offseason. Losing Thomas would be the proverbial nail in the Browns’ coffin next season.
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