Browns left tackle Joe Thomas told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Jets he “would be surprised” if he’s traded before Tuesday’s trade deadline.
“But you never know,” Thomas said.
A nine-time Pro Bowler, Thomas has never missed a snap in his career. PFT has reported multiple times that the Browns have fielded calls regarding Thomas and a potential trade. Last week, Browns coach Hue Jackson was emphatic that the Browns don’t plan to trade him.
PFT reported last weekend that the Giants, Seahawks, Cardinals, and Vikings each have some degree of interest in Thomas, with the Patriots interested only if the Browns slide into fire-sale mode and are willing to essentially give him away. The reported asking price has been a second-round pick.
Thomas was almost traded at last year’s deadline. The Browns have a new front office but familiar problems. They’re the league’s only winless team.