Thomas (back) took part in Sunday's practice, Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot reports.
Thomas is dealing with a lingering back injury that flared up last weekend. However, after missing the Browns' preseason tilt on Thursday, he was able to take part in team drills during Sunday's practice, though the team was not sporting full pads. Thomas could be held out of fully-padded practices for the foreseeable future, but he should be near full-health entering the regular season and set to bookend the left side of the Browns' offensive line come Week 1.
Thomas (back) is not expected to suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Falcons, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Thomas has missed the Browns' past three practices with a back injury that flared up over the weekend, so his potential absence isn't unfounded. However, after undergoing an MRI, the injury doesn't appear to be any sort of threat towards Thomas' league-leading streak of 8,959 consecutive snaps played. He should be considered day-to-day for now, and his availability for Cleveland's third preseason game is in question, but Thomas should be full-tilt in time for the regular season.
Following this news head coach Hue Jackson stated that Thomas will "be fine". The blue-collar veteran has not missed a start in his nine-year career, and is about as consistent as it gets on the O-line. Don't expect him back until he is completely healthy.
Joe Thomas (knee) is active Sunday against the Chiefs.
At left tackle, Thomas is the anchor of the Cleveland offensive line. His absence could have meant struggles in both pass protection and the running game, but Thomas hasn't missed a game in his career, and he'll keep that streak alive Sunday. With Alex Mack (calf) and Cameron Erving (ankle) also listed as active, the Cleveland offensive line will send out their regular starting five, even if they may be operating at less than 100 percent.
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