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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas (sports hernia) passed his physical and could return to practice Monday, Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com reports.
Thomas will be eligible to come off the PUP list on Monday, having missed all of Browns minicamp and the early portion of training camp due to the sports hernia issue. He'll be competing for a depth role on the defensive line behind likely starters Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah.
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