The Cleveland Browns rocked the football world on Tuesday night when they reportedly agreed to a trade to acquire Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants.
As it turns out, Browns general manager John Dorsey might not be done yet.
Shortly after news of its acquisition of the 3-time Pro Bowl selection spread, buzz began to build that Cleveland is also interested in signing free agent safety Earl Thomas. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Browns are "feeling good about their chances" of landing Thomas, who spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks.
A 6-time Pro Bowl selection and 3-time All-Pro, Thomas would be considered a major addition to the Cleveland defense and would fill an immediate newfound void. In acquiring Beckham from the Giants, the Browns sent starting strong safety Jabrill Peppers, as well as their first and third-round picks, to New York.
The 29-year-old Thomas would make plenty of sense as a replacement and would fit Dorsey's history of splashy acquisitions. Following a lengthy holdout that lasted throughout training camp and the preseason, the Texas product had his 2018 season limited to just four games due to a broken leg suffered in the Seahawks' Week 4 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
In 2017, Thomas tallied 56 tackles, 7 pass defenses and 2 interceptions in 14 games. That same year, he earned second-team All-Pro honors, marking the fifth time in his career he had been named first or second-team All-Pro.