Trade winds are blowing around Joe Thomas, but if he had his way, he wouldn’t go anywhere. This week, Browns coach Hue Jackson denied that Thomas is on the block and that was music to the tackle’s ears.
“[It] feels good to be loved. I’m hoping they stick to their word,” Thomas said (Twitter link via Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer).
Thomas has been with the Browns for his entire career since entering the league in 2007. The former No. 3 overall pick in the draft has been showered with individual accolades, but he has yet to reach the postseason. One might think that the nine-time Pro Bowler and six-time First-Team All-Pro would want to join up with a contender. Apparently, that’s not the case.
The Patriots, Cardinals, Giants, Seahawks, and Vikings are said to have varying degrees of interest in the 31-year-old (32 in December). If Jackson is telling the truth, then they will all be left disappointed after the deadline.
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