Browns Thomas to become highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL in 2018

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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 22: Joe Thomas #73 of the Cleveland Browns leaves the field after an injure against the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND – Joe Thomas may be out for the season with injured triceps, but the Cleveland Browns have given him a good reason to smile .

A team spokesman said Saturday that the Browns had agreed to the pay bump before Thomas, a 10-time Pro Bowler, was injured and they’ll stick to their plan.

The  Browns stuck by their word of giving the offensive lineman a raise for this season and next season, making Thomas the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL in 2018.

Thomas got a 1.5 million dollar raise this year and the same for next year.

Thomas originally signed a seven-year, $80.5 million deal through the 2018 season.

Before having surgery, Thomas said he would wait until after the season before deciding if he would continue playing.

Thomas is now scheduled to take home $13.5 million in cash in 2018. The offensive lineman had surgery last month to repair a torn biceps muscle. That injury ended his 10,363 straight snap streak, believed to be the longest in NFL history.

More on Thomas, here. 

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