Waiting game: Browns still not sure of Joe Thomas' future

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He has spent his entire 11-year career with the team that drafted him third overall in 2007, never missing a snap until a triceps injury limited him to just seven games last season.

"As far as a decision goes, we're still kind of working through that process", Thomas said while speaking to a crowd during the Cleveland Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance's inaugural Youth Sports Impact Awards Dinner.

Still, for a Texans team coming off a 4-12 season, and with Deshaun Watson coming off a torn ACL, Solder would likely be worth it. But that wasn't the only loss for the Patriots in free agency.

Houston has $65 million in salary cap space, fifth most in the NFL. On the other hand, one could argue he's really enjoying being a professional podcaster (I'm not joking) and starting to warm to the idea of being in the media instead of the trenches.

"For me as a player and for you guys as fans, it's a great time to be a Cleveland Brown". He has yet to inform the Browns of his plans this offseason.

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National Football League free agents aren't officially allowed to sign with new teams until Wednesday, but legal negotiations can take place as of Monday.

Pittsburgh Steelers' right tackle Chris Hubbard is another nice option for the Giants as well reports ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

The Browns got heavily involved in the offensive-line market last offseason and might be doing so again, as they are reportedly in talks with former Patriots offensive lineman Nate Solder, according to a report from Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. It's possible that if Thomas returned, Solder could switch to the right side for a season. And while they'd still need a top tier guard, it would be one key move down after a relatively quiet first two days.

Thomas is sent to earn a $3 million roster bonus on Sunday, which does give him some more time to make a decision.