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Browns LT Joe Thomas Named to 2014 NFL All-Pro Team

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The Associated Press 2014 NFL All-Pro teams were unveiled on Friday, and the Cleveland Browns had one player who made the list of first-teamers: LT Joe Thomas.

There are 50 representatives who vote; they select two offensive tackles, meaning 100 votes are dispersed at the position. Tyron Smith received the most votes (35), with Thomas having the second most votes (22). This is the fifth time in Thomas' career that he has been selected as a first-team All-Pro, and the second time in as many seasons.

Last year, the Browns had two first-team All-Pros (Thomas and WR Josh Gordon) and three second-team All-Pros (C Alex Mack, SS T.J. Ward, and CB Joe Haden). Despite the Browns having an improved record in 2014, they were less recognized on the All-Pro teams. Had Mack and S Tashaun Gipson not suffered season-ending injuries, they would have undoubtedly been strong candidates at their respective positions.

The only other Browns who received votes in 2014 were OG Joel Bitonio (1), CB Joe Haden (1), and FS Tashaun Gipson (1). What do you think, Browns fans? Were there any Browns besides Thomas who you feel should have received greater recognition? I'm surprised that Haden only received one vote, and for as well as Bitonio played, he should have received more than a vote too.