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Browns add Joe Thomas to broadcast team for the preseason

Former standout offensive tackle will pair with play-by-play man Tom McCarthy for a pair of games.

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The Cleveland Browns announced on Tuesday that they are bringing Joe Thomas back ... to the broadcast booth.

Thomas, who earned 10 trips to the Pro Bowl during his career with the Browns and is currently an NFL Network analyst, will team up with play-by-play man Tom McCarthy on the Cleveland-area broadcasts of the games against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 14 and the New York Giants on August 22.

Thomas is looking forward to seeing what the Browns can do under second-year head coach Kevin Stefanski, according to the team’s website:

“It gives me chills just thinking about being back in Cleveland and being able to call the Browns’ preseason games. This team, this city and these fans have all had a huge impact on my life, and being paired with a veteran broadcaster like Tom McCarthy just adds to the excitement. The Browns accomplished some great things last year, and I’m looking forward to being there as they build on that success for 2021.”

The game against the Jaguars, which starts at 7:30 p.m., and the Giants, a 1 p.m. kickoff from FirstEnergy Stadium, will be broadcast in the Cleveland market on News 5 Cleveland (WEWS).

The Browns third preseason game on August 29 against the Atlanta Falcons, will be televised nationally on NBC with an 8 p.m. kickoff.

Fans outside of the Cleveland market will still be able to see the games against the Jaguars and the Giants as they will be part of NFL Network’s live coverage of 23 games across the league during the preseason.