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Deadline Passes Without Broncos & Browns Completing Trade For LT Joe Thomas


Adam Schefter reports that the trade between the Browns and Broncos involving Joe Thomas did not get completed before the deadline passed.

  • Dianna Marie Russini reports that Broncos were offering a fifth-round pick, but the Browns were holding out for a third-round selection when they ran out of time.
  • According to Mike Klis, the issue was strictly related to their inability to agree on compensation for Thomas.
  • Klis adds that it had nothing to do with cap room or time.


Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Browns and Broncos are working on a trade involving LT Joe Thomas going to Denver.

  • According to Russini, the deal has yet to be agreed to, but it would send Thomas and a 2016 fourth-round pick to the Broncos in return for 2016 first- and second-round picks.
  • Adam Schefter reports that the two teams are currently working to create the necessary cap space to complete the deal.

Thomas, 30, has been a Hall-of-Fame caliber offensive tackle since the Browns drafted him. He still has another four years remaining on his eight-year, $92 million contract that included $44 million guaranteed.

Thomas stands to make base salaries of $8.8 million (2015), $8.3 million (2016), and $8.8 million (2017-2018)

This season, Thomas has appeared in all eight games for the Browns and is currently rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 2 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.

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