With the trade deadline less than 24 hours away, the Browns most likely will be keeping left tackle Joe Thomas.
Apart from the importance of getting at least one win after blowing arguably their last best shot at avoiding 0-16 against the Jets on Sunday, the offers simply aren’t there — and likely won’t be.
The Vikings don’t have the cap space or the trade compensation. The Seahawks don’t have the cash (even through their owner surely does). The Cardinals may be interested now that Jareed Veldheer is on injured reserve, but they may not be willing to mortgage 2017 in exchange for a player who won’t be making the difference between 3-4-1 and a deep playoff run.
The Giants are the only team still on the radar screen. But even that is a long shot because the Giants don’t seem to be inclined to give the Browns the kind of offer they’d want.
So it currently appears that Thomas will be staying put, with the team he’s play for since entering the league in 2007 as the third overall pick in the draft. And he’ll be relied upon to help the Browns manage a victory from a slate of games that includes the Cowboys, at Baltimore, the Steelers twice, the Bengals, the Giants, the Chargers, and a game at Buffalo.