Browns & Broncos rushing to beat the NFL trade deadline that will send LT Joe Thomas & a 4th pick in '16 to Denver for a 1st/2nd in '16— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) November 3, 2015
Broncos racing to rework contracts to create cap room at last minute...oh boy....— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2015
But did they get the deal done in time?
It turns out: no. No, they did not.
A potential Joe-Thomas-to-Denver deal that both sides were working on up until the deadline did not get completed, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2015
This feels like Elvis Dumervil all over again. What is it about this front office that waits until the last minute to make deals happen?
[Starts online petition to ban fax machines in Colorado]
Update: Maybe compensation wasn't agreed upon
This could be the Denver Broncos trying to save face, but there are multiple reports suggesting the Broncos and Browns didn't have a deal in place. They all cite "league sources," including reports from Denver beat-men Troy Renck and Mike Klis.
Per sources, potential deal of Joe Thomas from Cleveland to Denver broke down over draft-pick compensation. Cap/time not problems.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 3, 2015
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