BEREA, Ohio- A potential trade deal to send Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas to the Denver Broncos was not completed before the deadline, ESPN reported.
The NFL trade deadline was 4 p.m. Tuesday. Browns general manager Ray Farmer told members of the media, “We didn’t do anything,” and he was not close to shopping anyone.
“From my vantage point, we had some conversations, and at the end of the day, they all resonated in the same thing – nothing,” Farmer said.
The Browns selected Thomas as the third overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. Since then, he’s been selected to eight Pro Bowls.
“Joe’s a pro; he’s been around this long enough that he understands that when his name comes up it’s going to start a fire – it requires some sort of conversation with the player, with the agent to let them know where the team or the club is at,” Farmer said.
As for Thursday night’s game in Cincinnati, head coach Mike Pettine said he hasn’t decided who will start at quarterback. Josh McCown is nursing injured ribs from Cleveland’s loss against the Cardinals.