There are a couple of not-so-average Joes with no-so-average jobs who are available to change employers in the next week or so.
In addition to Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, 49ers left tackle Joe Staley also could be had in trade.
Staley, drafted in the same round (first) of the same draft (2007) as Thomas, has been tied to the same teams that have some degree of interest in Thomas: Vikings, Giants, Cardinals, Seahawks and, if the 49ers are willing to take whatever they can get, the Patriots.
While the Browns would deal Thomas for a second-round pick, a source with knowledge of the dynamics tells PFT the 49ers are angling for a first-round pick from a contender for Staley, which likely would come late in the round.
Staley, 32, is under contract through 2019. His base salary spikes from $5.4 million this year to $8.25 million in 2017.
The trade window closes on Tuesday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET.