Daily Dawg Tags: Joe Thomas nearing a crazy milestone

Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is poised to reach an NFL milestone on Sunday that may never be broken.

At some point during Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns will take the 10,000 snap of his NFL career.

Thomas has not missed an offensive snap since entering the NFL, and while no one officially keeps track of things like this, it is widely believed that Thomas will set a record when he hits 10,000 on Sunday. (Hopefully it will be on the Browns first offensive drive as that means they did not go three-and-out.)

For Thomas, showing up for work every Sunday is what you do when you are a professional, he told clevelandbrowns.com:

"“I think it was just something that was ingrained in me when I was a little kid. It was just all about being out there to help your teammates and doing everything you can to help the team win. Fighting through pain and adversity. I never really considered not going out there and giving my all because I always felt that the team and my teammates relied on me to be out there. No matter what the conditions were or what situation the team was in, I always felt that it was my job to be out there.”"

It is hard to imagine a day when Thomas will no longer be a part of the Browns as he has been one of the few bright spots over the past decade. It is also easy, at times, to take him for granted since he is always there no matter what.

That’s why it will be nice to see him earn a place in NFL history on Sunday, one that will be attached to his name for a very long time.

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NFL news:

Alex Smith rips 49ers (Sporting News)

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Ranking NFL players with most money to gain, lose in 2017 (ESPN)

"You can argue that just about every year in the NFL is a contract year. The only players with more than two years of job security are rookie first-round picks and true upper-echelon superstars. Most free-agent deals these days are for two years of guarantees with team options afterward, and even those guys are the exceptions to the rule. Such is life in a league with non-guaranteed contracts."

Odell Beckham limited in return to practice (NFL.com)

"Odell Beckham is back at practice ahead of the New York Giants’ Week 2 game versus the Detroit Lions. Beckham participated in practice for the first time since suffering an ankle injury on Aug. 21. The receiver took part in individual and position drills during the Giants’ Thursday practice, according to multiple reporters on the scene. New York coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Beckham was a limited participant."

Texans’ defense steps up in win over Bengals (Houston Chronicle)

"There was no way the Texans would leave Cincinnati with a victory Thursday evening without an exceptional performance by their defense. And they got it. The Texans allowed 295 yards, including 82 rushing, and, most importantly, they didn’t surrender a touchdown."