Thomas, the team's stalwart left tackle, left in the third quarter with a triceps injury and missed the remainder of the Titans' 12-9 win in overtime. Browns coach Hue Jackson said the team will know more on Thomas' status following an MRI. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed, that Thomas fears to have a triceps tear. If the MRI confirms it Monday, it likely means season-ending surgery, Rapoport added.
What else can go wrong for the Browns? The injury happened just a few minutes after head coach Hue Jackson benched his quarterback for the second time in three games. Thomas always seemed removed from the organizational dysfunction around him, logging 10 Pro Bowl seasons since his rookie year in 2007. Never once did he miss a play on the field. Now, the Browns have to move forward -- at least momentarily -- without their most assuring presence on either side of the ball.