Joe Thomas: Browns' moves won't affect retirement decision

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The Browns will not be capable of change Joe Thomas’ thoughts no matter their offseason moves.

The veteran left deal with will quickly determine whether or not he’ll return to play one other season or take a job as a TV analyst, however his selection might be restricted to at least one essential issue.

“My decision can be based mostly purely on my well being,” Thomas stated Saturday in an e-mail, by way of ESPN. “However I am excited by the moves [general manager] John [Dorsey] made.”

In a current commerce, the Browns acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor, receiver Jarvis Landry and cornerback Damarious Randall by sending quarterback DeShone Kizer to the Packers and defensive lineman Danny Sheltonto the Patriots.

Thomas has auditioned as an NFL analyst for ESPN and Fox. He can also be getting into the ultimate season of a seven-yr contract value $eighty.5 million contract and set to earn $thirteen.5 million in 2018 after the Browns threw in a couple of bonuses. The payout would make him the very best paid lineman within the NFL.

He knowledgeable the Browns he would make a decision by the point free company begins March 14.

Thomas, 33, was chosen by Cleveland with the No. three general decide within the 2007 NFL Draft. The 10-time Professional Bowler by no means missed a down and performed each snap in 2017 till he suffered a season-ending triceps damage in Week 7.