While the Cleveland Browns have made some major moves in the trade and free agent markets to overhaul their roster for what should be an interesting 2018 season, longtime left tackle Joe Thomas will not be a part of the team.
Thomas, 33, is likely announcing his retirement on Wednesday, according the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot.
“This was an extremely difficult decision, but the right one for me and my family,” Thomas said. “Playing in the NFL has taken a toll on my body and I can no longer physically compete at the level I need to.”
“From the moment I was drafted, the city embraced me in a way that I could never fully describe,” Thomas said. “I am proud to call Cleveland home. The loyalty and passion of the fans is unmatched and it was an honor to play in front of them from the past 11 years. I would like to thank all of the coaches, teammates, staff, fans and everyone who has shown me support throughout my career. Even though I will be hanging up my cleats, I will always be a Cleveland Brown.”
“I think the future is really bright,” he said recently. “Obviously, John Dorsey came here for a reason because there was a ton of cap space, a ton of money that you can spend under the salary cap on new players, and obviously the draft picks that we have are pretty impressive, really unprecedented to have the first, the fourth [overall selections] and a couple early picks in the second round. So although the talent hasn’t been there for the team the last few years, the cupboards are not bare because of what we have coming down the pike in the next few years. For me as a player and for you guys as fans, it’s a great time to be a Cleveland Brown.”
Chiefs Looking at New Contract for Patrick Mahomes After 2019
While there is still disappointment surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs following their AFC Championship loss to the New England Patriots, the future is bright, especially after an MVP-type season from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chiefs are looking to work on a new contract with Mahomes following the 2019 season, when he will become eligible for a contract extension.
The report goes on tho speculate that the new deal for Mahomes could be the NFL’s first $200 million deal.
Mahomes, 23, threw for 5,097 yards and a league-leading 50 touchdowns in 2018, leading the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game.
Jaguars Re-Sign Jarrod Wilson
The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed safety Jarrod Wilson to a three-year contract, the team officially announced last week.
Wilson, 24, was set to become a free agent this offseason, but the new deal will keep him in the fold through the 2021 season.
Wilson collected 21 tackles, two pass deflections, and a forced fumble last season for the Jags.
Texans Re-Sign Seantrel Henderson
The Texans announced that they have re-signed Henderson, who had expressed a desire to stay in Houston, for a one-year, $4.5 million contract.
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