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Top Chad Thomas News

  • Chad Thomas: Hits waivers

    The Browns waived Thomas on Saturday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Thomas looked to be in the mix for a depth role at defensive end during training camp, but he ultimately wasn't able to carve out a spot on the final roster. He started eight games for the Browns in 2019.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Returns to practice

    Thomas (neck) participated in Thursday's practice, Marla Ridenhour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Thomas suffered a neck injury during Tuesday's practice, but it looks as though he's already put the issue behind him. The Browns are relying on him to handle a key depth role at defensive end.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Exits early Tuesday

    Thomas left Tuesday's practice early due to a neck injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    While there isn't a report on the severity of Thomas' injury, he was one of two defensive ends -- Adrian Clayborn (groin) being the other -- absent by the end of practice. The Browns have dominant starters in Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon, but their depth at defensive end is just as impressive. That could be in danger if Thomas doesn't make a swift recovery.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Increased workload in 2019

    Thomas played all 16 games, recording 26 tackles, four sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery in 2019.

    Thomas opened the season as depth on the defensive line, but had his playing time increased following Olivier Vernon's knee injury and Myles Garrett's suspension. The Browns may have discovered something in the 2018 third-round draft pick out of Miami. He has two more years remaining on his rookie deal and will be part of the rotation on the defensive line in 2020.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Cleared for Sunday

    Thomas (chest/ribs) does not have an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Bengals, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Thomas practiced in full all week, so this result was expected. The 24-year-old has four sacks while appearing in all 13 games for the Browns.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Records sack in loss

    Thomas recorded a sack on his lone tackle in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Steelers.

    Thomas posted a sack for the third time in the last four games and is making the most of increased playing time with Myles Garrett (suspension) out and Olivier Vernon just getting over a knee injury. Thomas himself was removed from Sunday's game but returned after a visit to the injury tent, according to Scott Patsko of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Tallies another sack

    Thomas recorded three solo tackles, one sack and one defended pass during Thursday's 21-7 win over the Steelers.

    Thomas has now recorded a sack in two straight games while filling in for Olivier Vernon (knee), playing a season-high 57 defensive snaps (77 percent) along the way. Vernon may be back in Week 12 against the Dolphins, but Thomas should still be in store for another turn in the starting lineup with the Browns' top defensive end, Myles Garrett, likely facing a lengthy suspension after swinging his helmet at the unprotected head of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph during a skirmish on the final drive of Thursday's game.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Picks up sack in win

    Thomas had two tackles, one sack and one quarterback hit in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Bills.

    Thomas was the fill-in starter for the injured Olivier Vernon (knee) and played a season-high 54 snaps (74 percent). With the Browns turning it around quickly to play Thursday at home against Pittsburgh, Thomas could be in line for elevated playing time once again.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Starting for Vernon

    Thomas is prepared to start in place of the injured Olivier Vernon (knee) on Sunday against the Bills, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Thomas hasn't played much this season, which is natural for a player sitting behind producers like Vernon and Myles Garrett. Thomas, a 2018 third-round pick out of Miami, has eight tackles and one sack in eight games.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Practicing Monday

    Thomas (neck) is participating at practice Monday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Thomas was carted off the field at practice last week with the neck injury, but he avoided a severe injury as he was diagnosed with a sprain. The 2018 third-round pick will resume his fight for a role in the Browns' defensive line rotation.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Diagnosed with neck sprain

    Thomas was carted off the field during Monday's practice due to a neck sprain, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

    Thomas was transported to hospital facilities as a precaution and is now considered day-to-day. The second-year defensive end is competing for a role in Cleveland's defensive rotation, and his status for Saturday's preseason contest against the Colts remains up in the air.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Returns from illness

    Thomas (illness) participated at Friday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Thomas did leave the field with the athletic trainer at one point Friday, but he made a relatively quick return to the field. The 23-year-old sat out the previous two days due to a stomach virus, but he appears ready to go with the preseason opener less than a week away.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Dealing with illness

    Thomas did not practice Thursday due to an illness, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    This is actually the second straight day that Thomas has been unable to practice, suggesting that the virus is at least somewhat serious. Consider Thomas day-to-day for now.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Logs 30 defensive snaps

    Thomas logged 30 defensive snaps during Friday's preseason game against the Bills.

    Thomas is back in action after missing the preseason opener with a sports hernia injury. The defensive end is looking to secure a depth role at defensive end in advance of the regular season.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Ruled out for preseason opener

    Thomas (hernia) will not play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Giants, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Despite passing his physical and being activated from the PUP list in late July, it appears Thomas is not yet ready to test the issue in a game setting. If he's able to practice throughout the next week, the rookie defensive end -- who's expected to compete for a rotational role -- could make his preseason debut next Friday against the Bills.

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  • Browns' Chad Thomas: Activated off PUP list

    Thomas (sports hernia) was officially activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Ohio Beacon Journal reports.

    Thomas sat out the opening days of training camp while recovering from the sports hernia surgery he underwent last month. However, he passed his physical Monday and subsequently took part in practice. Thomas is expected to compete for a key rotational role at defensive end behind Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 278 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL, USA
Age: 28
School: Miami (FL)
Experience: 3