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Joe Thomas, Browns legend, retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cleveland Browns have retooled their teams now that they have a real shot at being a legitimate team. While GM John Dorsey — and his new staff — are making moves to improve the team, the franchise suffered a setback on Wednesday. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas announced his retirement from the NFL.

He retires after spending 11 seasons with the Browns. Thomas made 167 consecutive starts, before suffering a torn triceps injury in Oct., ending his season.

Joe Thomas is seen here as a member of the Cleveland Browns (Getty Images)

Joe Thomas is seen here as a member of the Cleveland Browns (Getty Images)

He was the third overall pick by the Browns in the 2007 NFL Draft. He famously spurred the NFL Draft in New York City to go fishing on a boat. During his career, he was an eight-time All-Pro.

The team signed former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Chris Hubbard to a free agent deal. Now, instead of playing at right tackle, he’ll take Thomas’ place on the offensive line.

The Browns also signed veteran offensive lineman Donald Stephenson. Both of the moves, with Hubbard and Stephenson, were considered insurance in case they lost Thomas, which they did.

Thomas, who did not miss a snap before his Oct. injury, only played in seven games last season.

It would not be surprising if Thomas joins the media in some role next season. He has the personality that makes him a perfect fit for his new role.

Towards the end of the season, Thomas was featured in many Browns videos, including pre-game talking about the game and weather.


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