Joe Thomas Reportedly Highest-Paid OL in NFL After New Browns Contract

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The Cleveland Browns reportedly gave left tackle Joe Thomas a lift on Saturday with a final year of his agreement on a horizon. 

According to’s Field Yates, a Browns done Thomas a NFL‘s highest-paid descent lineman for a 2018 deteriorate by tacking on $3 million—including a $1.5 million register bonus—to his existent deal. 

Thomas, 32, will now acquire $13.5 million sum subsequent season. 

Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung previously surfaced a charts with $12.5 million in money gain scheduled for 2018. 

While Yates remarkable “it’s misleading what stirred a raise,” it’s a judicious pierce for a authorization that wants to see Thomas retire as a member of a group that drafted him third altogether in 2007. 

“He is a good player, a good personality and still personification during an chosen level,” Browns clamp president Sashi Brown pronounced in September, according to the Plain Dealer‘s Terry Pluto. “We see Joe timid as Browns, period.”

Thomas is still tentatively scheduled to turn an unlimited giveaway representative in 2019, though a franchise’s gesticulate of goodwill should pronounce volumes if a six-time first-team All Pro ever does strike a open market. 

The Browns announced Oct. 23 that Thomas would skip a residue of a deteriorate since of a ripped left triceps. 

Prior to attack a shelf, Thomas played 10,363 consecutive snaps to start his career. 


Contract information pleasantness of unless remarkable otherwise. 


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