Thomas played in just seven games this season before tearing his left triceps on October 22 and undergoing season-ending surgery.
The 33-year-old put off his decision on continuing his career until the offseason.
Well, it did happen; the Browns are now 0-15, with one final game left Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, so the best they can do is 1-15.
The Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said he plans to jump in Lake Erie this offseason after the Browns second consecutive 15-loss season. You just jump in.
"I don't like to do it for the reason I am having to do it, but I have to make do on my word", he said.
"That's going to be at my convenience, and hopefully I can get a lot of people to come out", he said.
Arctic air will be here for the ball drop!
By Wednesday, temperatures will likely reach the upper 20s and lower 30s under a partly sunny sky. On New Year's Day, the sun will return but it will still be cold, and may not get above freezing.
"How many people are jumping in the lake with me?" I like to back them up. Whether you're putting out fires, helping guys through things or keeping the football team together, you better have some strength to do that, and I've been blessed to have the opportunity to do this. It's something I want to really make a huge, huge impact on, and we'll continue to do so.
"I never said I could swim", Jackson said.
Haslam said he believed Jackson and new general manager John Dorsey would work well together. As of Wednesday evening, the temperature in Cleveland was 13 degrees with snow - not ideal for hanging out in the lake.
If Jackson manages to hang on to his job after this season, we'll see if he makes further bold predictions for next year. I like to back them up.
It sounds like Jackson will look to make the jump into an event of sorts, aiming to benefit the Hue Jackson Foundation, which aims to combat human trafficking in Cleveland.
"I haven't been able to".