BEREA—The Browns received a major scare on Monday when Joe Thomas went down in pain after rookie Danny Shelton appeared to roll up on his leg.
Mike Pettine said after practice that he didn’t think the injury was “anything serious” but evaluations would determine.
It appears the Browns and Thomas dodged a bullet as although he wasn’t suited up for practice, Thomas was on the field on the stationary bike. He didn’t appear to have any wrap on either his knee or ankle.
Thomas has been to the Pro Bowl after all eight of his NFL seasons trailing only Hall of Famers Jim Brown (9) and Lou Groza (9). In addition, Thomas has played every snap of his NFL career, which is now at 7,917 consecutive entering the 2015 season.
Thomas has regularly been given days of rest during training camp and it is unclear if he could’ve practiced. Pettine will give an update after practice.
Rookie Cameron Erving, Michael Bowie or Andrew McDonald would likely take reps in Thomas’ place if he is held out of the preseason opener on Thursday against the Redskins.