Cleveland Browns: Joe Thomas still undecided on his future

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The Cleveland Browns need some talented players on the field in 2018, and one of the greatest in franchise history doesn’t know if he will be back.

It was both an odd and uncomfortable sight for Cleveland Browns fans when Joe Thomas clutched his arm in pain back in October.

The triceps tear has kept him out since, ending a historic consecutive snaps streak and causing Thomas to question whether he even wants to return to football in 2018.

This may surprise some fans, but it makes perfect sense.

Thomas is already 33 years old and has been in the league since 2007. Not only that, but he played every single snap up until this October. That is an insane amount of time on the field, especially considering how bad the Browns have been for the majority of his time on the team.

He has spent his time off doing a podcast and also some fun weather reports for the team, and it seems like Thomas has a knack for the entertainment world. Perhaps the triceps tear was the final straw for a man who has played through injuries, even when the hope of a playoff berth was all but lost early on in most seasons.

He could retire and become a coach on the team, become an analyst or he could even step away from the game and take some time to relax. Thomas retiring would be a bummer for a team looking to add a young quarterback in 2018, but the Ironman has given enough to this team and this city.

We take a look at this news and more in the final 2017 edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

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