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Report: Browns “making big run” at OT Nate Solder

What does it mean for Joe Thomas?

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According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the Cleveland Browns are “making a big run at Nate Solder.” Volin also adds that they are making that run “to replace Joe Thomas at left tackle,” but that portion of the statement might just be an assumption on his part.

Solder has been with the Patriots since 2011, starting 95 games. He’s been a solid and stable left tackle, but not an elite one like Thomas. He’s never made the Pro Bowl or an All-Pro team (although part of that could be due to Joe Thomas hogging those awards every year).

If the Browns land Solder, they could be looking for him to start at right tackle until Thomas retires (although it certainly would be nice if he announced a decision pretty soon).