Browns star tackle Joe Thomas NFL future still in limbo as of 3/13

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Update March 14th: Browns no longer awaiting decision from star tackle Joe Thomas, who announced his retirement

By TOM WITHERS
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star tackle Joe Thomas has not informed the team of his future plans as Cleveland prepares to sign free agents.

Thomas has been mulling whether to continue his playing career since the 10-time Pro Bowler suffered a torn left triceps injury on Oct. 22.

The 33-year-old Thomas had never missed a play before he got hurt while blocking on a routine running play against Tennessee. Thomas was on the field for 10,363 consecutive snaps before sustaining the injury, which typically requires nine months of rehab.

Browns Joe Thomas comeback still tbd

File Photo- Oct. 2017: Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Cleveland. Thomas has not informed Cleveland of his future plans as the team prepares to sign free agents. Thomas has been mulling whether to continue his playing career for months. The 10-time Pro Bowler suffered a season-ending injury in 2017, and Thomas is still recovering from surgery to repair his torn left triceps. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)


Thomas is weighing whether to come back for another season or begin a broadcasting career. He has repeatedly said he’d inform the Browns before free agency, but the team had still not heard from him as of Tuesday afternoon. Teams can sign players at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Whether Thomas returns or not, the Browns are expected to pursue a tackle and might target New England’s Nate Solder.

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